“Extracting Stories from Data” – 1 day hands-on training on basics of Data Journalism

Open Knowledge Nepal organized a 1 day hands-on training on basics of Data Journalism on May 17, 2014 at Class Nepal,  Maitighar, Kathmandu. The sessions took a total of 3 hours, 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon.

 

The event was planned as a result of the internal learning sessions. Members of Open Knowledge Nepal took hands on training sessions on the following topics:

1. Basics of Spreadsheets – Sorting, Filtering, Formulation, Pivot Tables. (Suraj Bohara)

Suraj Bohara, on Basics of Spreadsheets

Suraj Bohara, on Basics of Spreadsheets

2. Introduction to DataWrapper. (Nikesh Balami)

Nikesh Balami, on Introduction to DataWrapper

Nikesh Balami, on Introduction to DataWrapper

3. Mapping data with Fusion Tables and basics of Google Docs. (Kshitiz Khanal)

Kshitiz Khanal, on Data Mapping with Google Fusion Tables.

Kshitiz Khanal, on Data Mapping with Google Fusion Tables.

4. Demonstration of Tabula (Manish Dangol)

Manish Dangol (sitting) demonstrating Tabula.

Manish Dangol (sitting) demonstrating Tabula.

A total of 10 participants of the session gave positive feedback and comments for improving similar sessions in the future. Participants included journalists, students of Computer Science and Engineering, and an engineering professional.

Participants, and Rajesh Khadka (standing) in technical support team.

Participants, and Rajesh Khadka (standing) in technical support team.

Participants keen on learning.

Participants keen on learning.

 

Positives from the event:

Open Knowledge Nepal is capable of giving useful trainings on basic data analysis,  visualization etc.

Increasing number of people are interested to learn new data skills in Nepal.