(October 18-20 at UDSM’s College of Information & Communication Technology)
The 3-day event will launch in theUniversity of Dar es Salaam’s (UDSM) College of Information and Communication Technology in Dar es Salaam on October 18 -20, 2012, and is underwritten by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), The World Bank Institute, the Dar Tekinohama Business Incubator (DTBi), Google, and the African Media Initiative.
The Bootcamp will bring together journalists with and developers / coders to work in teams to build news-driven mobile apps and civic engagement websites using readily available resources, plus data from the World Bank Institute and the Open Knowledge Foundation in Germany, and other global organisations.
The best project from the bootcamp will qualify for a USD $2000 seed grant, to allow the team to build a fully-functional prototype.
Some of the news-driven civic apps and ‘utility news’ sites built in similar data journalism initiatives elsewhere in the world include Where Did My Tax Dollars Go and the Lord’s Resistance Army Crisis Tracker and Country Sin Rankings.
Bootcamp participants will also be invited to join the local Dar es Salaam HacksHackers chapter, so that they can continue to expand their digital literacy skills.
To confirm your seat, you must commit to attend all three days of the Bootcamp. You should reserve your seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 16., confirming the following information:
 Your name
 Your email address & mobile number
 Your organizational affiliation & job title
 An indication of whether you’ve got any open data / civic media / data journalism experience. You must also fill out this registration form for your application to be considered.
Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You should therefore reply as soon as possible. Again, information on venue will be forwarded to those who apply.”