Hack The Budget

New Delhi, Sept 5-7 2014

New Delhi, India

Sept 5-7, 2014

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Free admission!
Register now to Hack the Budget at the capital’s biggest data journalism event yet, between September 5-7. The Open Data Bootcamp is co-hosted by the International Center for Journalists, the Hindustan Times, Hacks/Hackers New Delhi, Data{Meet}, and the 9.9 School of Communication. The three-day event will take place at the Bridge School of Management at Cyber City in Gurgaon.

Earn a Certificate!
We’re offering free seats to 30 journalists, 15 developers/designers and 15 civil-society and open-government representatives to create new, interactive content focusing on the Indian government’s new budget – from health and education services to infrastructure development and subsidies. This three-day bootcamp will be led by senior international and Indian experts from the BBC, Data{Meet}, the International Center for Journalists, Hacks/Hackers New Delhi, and Code for Africa.

Apply Today!
Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm your seat, you must commit to attend all three days of the bootcamp.

Why the Hack the Budget?
Government budgets shape almost everything else, from the economy to grassroots service delivery. The budget is also the most tangible expression of what government does with our taxpayer money. This bootcamp will show key public watchdogs how to make this important but often complex information accessible to ordinary people. It will teach journalists, developers/designers and open-data experts to work together to unearth ‘hidden’ stories and to then involve citizens in effective governance. India is a world leader in open government data, with its public data portal already launched in 2012. The challenge now is turn that raw data into actionable information for ordinary citizens.

Budget data for the Bootcamp is available here: (Link Coming Soon)

Hackpad: (Link Coming Soon)

Hacks (Journalists) & Bloggers

Journalists, Bloggers, Videographers, Graphic Artists, Interactive Designers. Learn to tell more powerful stories with new new tools. Learn to use data to create localised / personalised content.

Hackers & Makers

Developers, Designers, User Experience (UX) Researchers, Engineers.
Come work on meaningful problems for mass audiences. Get connected to new markets, and practice your skills.

Civil Society Professionals

Data Experts, Government ICT Thought-leader and NGOs.
Come help connect indicators to issues. Team up with civic technologists and mass media pioneers to build citizen tools.

Session Leaders

Govindraj Ethiraj
India Spend


Andrew Leimdorfer
BBC News Graphics

Nasr ul Hadi
HacksHackers New Delhi

Thejesh G N

Sharon Moshavi

David Lemayian
Code For Africa

Parul Batra
Google India

Ritvvij Parrikh


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This New Delhi d|Bootcamp  has been made possible through support from the following partners:

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School of Communication

Our Mission

To boost analytical, evidence-based public discussion by giving citizens, journalists and civil society access to the data, digital tools, and computational skills necessary for transforming our societies into digital democracies.