Category: Announcements

Data Journalism Open Lecture

Time: Nov. 2, 2018 (Fri.), 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Venue: CVA 506, HKBU

Speaker: Andy Shu

Language: English

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Symposium|Fall Symposium on Digital Scholarship 2018

 

Time: October 25, 2018 (Thursday)

Venue: AAB 201, Academic & Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University

Language: English

Online Registration: here

Welcome to join us!

Agenda

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Guest Speakers

DR. DONALD WATERS

Senior Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

DR. MIGUEL ESCOBAR VARELA

Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore

MR. ANDY CHO

Consultant, Radica Systems Limited

Internal Speakers

PROF. CLARA HO

Head, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University

DR. ANGEL LAI

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University

PROF. DAVID CHUNG

Professor, Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University

MR. PILI HU

Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University

Data & News Salon #2 | From open source and open data to data journalism and civic engagement — Practice from MirrorMedia and READr

從開放源碼、開放數據到數據新聞、公民參與 — 來自鏡傳媒與READr的實踐

From open source and open data to data journalism and civic engagement — Practice from MirrorMedia and READr

 

Time: 14/6/2018 (Thur), 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Venue: CVA105, HKBU

Speakers: 簡信昌 & 李又如

Language: Mandarin | 國語

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Data & News Salon #1 | Digital News and Interactive Reporting Projects from Taiwan Reporter

《報導者》數位專案與互動式新聞

Digital News and Interactive Reporting Projects from
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Time: 12/4/2018 (Thur), 2:45-3:45pm

Venue: CVA203, HKBU

Speakers: 陳貞樺(Mimi CHEN) & 黃禹禛 (Yu Chen HUANG)

Language: Mandarin | 國語

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[Wanted!] HKBU Data-driven Storytelling Competition on Mar 22 – Mar 25

The School of Communication and the Department of Journalism of HKBU will organize a University-wide “HKBU Data-driven Storytelling Competition 2018.” All full-time HKBU students (undergraduate, postgraduate, research degree students) are welcomed!

The online registration deadline is: 18 Mar 2018.

The briefing session will hold at WLB 208 at 18:30, 22 March. During the briefing session, the topic for competition will be announced on-site. Participants will form groups on-site and kick off the project. Participants can work on their projects anywhere within a 72-hour time frame, and submit their work online on 25 March 2018, pm 18:59.

Award: Champion ( 1 team, HKD 3,000); Honourable mentions ( 3 teams, HKD1,000 for each)

For details and online registration, please visit: http://datastory2018.dnnsociety.org

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Call for Helpers: Organising an Intra-University Competition

The School of Communication and the Department of Journalism of HKBU will organize a University-wide “HKBU Data-driven Storytelling Competition 2018” in early-mid March. We hope to facilitate the interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and discussion on data-driven news reporting and storytelling, as well as to appreciate exemplary student projects using emerging technologies.

Now the Competition Coordination Committee (“Committee”) is calling for two student helpers as event organizers to help handle event preparation and support. Duties include the following:

  1. Designing a (simple one-page) poster for the event;
  2. Designing a website with several (static) pages for event updates;
  3. Monitoring and documenting the registration process;
  4. Handling participants’ submissions;
  5. Providing contact and liaison support for different parties;
  6. Documenting the entire process, such as taking photos, writing brief essays and recaps;
  7. Other administrative and logistic support to be assigned by the Committee.
  8. Requirements: full-time HKBU students with good English and Chinese skills, prior knowledge and experience on data-driven storytelling and web design will be an advantage.

The student helper each will receive an allowance at a rate 50 HKD/hour, with a total of 10 – 15 hours.

Please submit your CV including your relevant credentials to Xinzhi Zhang ( xzzhang2 [AT] hkbu [DOT] edu [DOT] hk ) on or before 6:00 pm, 25 Feb (Sunday).

Note: Late applicants will not be accepted. Also, for the sake of fairness, student helpers are NOT allowed to participate in this competition. The Committee appreciates all the applications. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Tableau Student Viz Assignment Contest (Jan 8 – May 29, 2018)

Just created a visual for an assignment? Turn it into an awarding winning work by submitting it to the Tableau Student Vis Assignment Contest (Round II 2018)!

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(Round I First PlaceWinner, Perusing the New York Times #1 Best Seller List)

Entry Eligibility:

  • Visuals should be created in Tableau, within the period of Jan 8 – May 29, 2018.
  • Participants should be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  • Dataset used should publicly accessible.
  • Submit your work by publishing your visual to your Tableau Public profile

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Call for participants: Working with Civic Exchange, Covering Hong Kong Open Space

Screenshot: Carine Lai’s presentation on “Unopened Space”

Civic Exchange (思匯政策研究所,“CE” hereafter, a think tank) would like to collaborate with HKBU JOUR to make series of investigative reports on the issue of open space in Hong Kong. Basically, CE will share several datasets, and provide guidance on how to harvest other public data and how to interpret it, whereas the student teams will conduct reporting on this theme. Data journalism and data-driven storytelling are potential formats.

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Mario Game Workshop on Feb. 3rd, 2018

Event information

  • Date: February 3rd, 2018 (Saturday)
  • Time: 09:30 – 12:30
  • Venue: FSC901CD, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Map]

Mobile games are fun to play and also fun to build. You will experience building a mobile game in this workshop using Corona SDK. Corona SDK is an easy-to-learn Software Development Kit for building cross-platform games.

No programming background required.

Register here: [Mario Game Workshop]

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Workshop | Harvest water quality data for environmental investigation — DIY monitor with Arduino

Data is the key for environmental investigation and monitoring. However it is very hard for ordinary citizens to get access to. Let water quality be example, which is associated closely with our daily life. When serious environmental disasters break out, with limited information disclosure from government, general public can hardly know the truth in time. The motivates us to organise this workshop that enables you to make DIY monitoring devices with open technology.

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