Today we hosted one of several hackdays happening nationwide, organised by The Bureau Local. Journalists from The Bristol Cable joined up with students from the MSc in Computational and Data Journalism to analyse election data, hoping to uncover local data stories around the voters in their local constituencies.
We’re pleased to be able to support one of the first community initiatives from The Bureau Local, which along with their project examining dark advertising on Facebook is beginning to show how they will deliver on their mission to build a “network of journalists and tech experts across the country who will work together to find and tell stories that matter to local communities”.
It was also great to meet up again with MSc Computational Journalism 14/15 grad Charles Boutaud, here representing the Bureau Local in his new role as a developer-journalist in their team.
Here's our team in Cardiff about to get stuck into some juicy datasets. We have teams in London, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Birmingham too pic.twitter.com/FFG6JMzurE
— The Bureau Local (@bureaulocal) May 31, 2017
.@bureaulocal is hacking #ge2017 live in 5 cities across the UK: London, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham and Glasgow! #voterpower pic.twitter.com/Nac7Gjtfo3
— Megan Lucero (@Megan_Lucero) May 31, 2017
We've been at @bureaulocal hack day in Cardiff, digging into #Bristol election data, part of nationwide network. #GE2017 https://t.co/hdRWIm9G6Z
— The Bristol Cable (@TheBristolCable) May 31, 2017