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GeoJourNews 2016 is less than 2 weeks away!


Come join us for a day full of fascinating talks from some innovative and talented journalists! GeoJourNews is on June 8th GeoJourNews 2016 and is a media and technology conference catered to journalists to showcase the power of visualization and mapping. Attendees will hear from developers, journalists, and activists from various communities of practice working specifically on interactive mapping stories, GIS challenges, and creative coding solutions that couple storytelling and cartography in powerful and creative narrative.

CartoDB is proud to sponsor this unique event with the Mozilla Foundation and The New School.

We are excited to show how CartoDB, data visualization, and data science are being used by journalists, data scientists, developers, and activists to shape policy, teach, and better understand our world.

Check out the list of speakers and their talks below:

Jonathan Stray, Columbia University: “Location Privacy in the Age of the Smartphone”

Jonathan Stray is a data scientist and a computer scientist who’s written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, Foreign Policy and ProPublica. He teaches computational journalism at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and leads the Overview

Matías Kalwill, Bikestorming: “Adventures in Open Bicycle Data”

As a designer and entrepreneur, Matias’ focus is to explore the potential of design and the arts to produce massive social and environmental impact for good. His work in Civictech and sustainable transportation has been awarded by the British.

Joey K. Lee, Mozilla Science Lab: “Entangling the map: adventures in that fuzzy space between art and science”

Joey Lee is an Open Science Fellow at the Mozilla Science Lab where he is working to enhance public access to science through the web.

Peter Richardson, Mapzen: “Free as in Maps”

Peter Richardson is an artist, animator, and open data enthusiast. He makes unusual maps at Mapzen. Art and code; emergent systems of righteousness. “Vertex predator”, “lighter of paint”.

Ben Wellington, IQuantNY: “Explorations in Urban Data Science”

Ben Wellington is the creator of I Quant NY, a data science and policy blog that focuses on insights drawn from New York City’s public data, and advocates for the expansion and improvement of that data. His data science has influenced local government policy including changes in NYC street infrastructure.

JD Godchaux, NiJel.org: “Mapping in the Hyperlocal”

JD Godchaux is the co-founder and CTO of NiJeL. He has over 15 years’ experience in both directing and contributing to data visualization projects. He is an expert in open source GIS, visualization, and data management tools.

Martin Burch, The Wall Street Journal: “Don’t Make a Map! Alternative Uses for Geospatial Analysis”

Martin Burch is a data developer for graphics at The Wall Street Journal. He specializes in data research and acquisition.

Max Rust, The Wall Street Journal: “Data Dumping”

Max Rust is a cartographer with the graphics department at The Wall Street Journal.

Justin Blinder: “Vacated: Mapping change in New York City from the ground up”

Justin Blinder is a Brooklyn-based artist, programmer, and designer. His work examines how big data has shaped our claims of ownership, criteria for an object’s value, and social interactions in the built environment.

Stefani Bardin, NYU, Parsons: “No Free Lunch: Mapping Food & Climate Change”

Stefani Bardin explores the influences of corporate culture and industrial food production on our food system and the environment. She works with neuroscientists, biologists, engineers and gastroenterologists to ground her research in the scientific world. These investigations take

GeoJourNews will be held at the Eugene Lang College, The New School, and accessible from all over New York City. Following the conference, join us at the CartoDB office for the afterparty and lightning talks from journalists across all landscapes!

Where: Eugene Lang College, The New School: 65 W 11th St, New York, NY
When: June 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Parson’s Journalism & Design Program, Knight Mozilla Open News

If you’re a member of IRE or a NICAR attendee, use promo code newsmaps16 for a 95% discount!

The first 20 people who get to the end of this blog post have earned themselves a 95% discount, as well!
RSVP: https://nvite.com/GeoJourNews2016/fb60/
Code: newsies2016

If you’d like to tweet about the event, or the sweet speaker set list, please use the #geojournews16 hashtag and @CartoDB!

See you all there and happy data mapping!

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