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Empowering Women to Join the Data Revolution

Speakers from diverse geographies and sectors discuss the critical role of women in the use of data …

October 7, 2021

Chance, Chaos, and Complexity

Chance, chaos and complexity as approaches to the world.

October 4, 2021

The limits of a formal programming world

Non-formal programming as a tool for expression, art and culture.

October 1, 2021

Data Visualization: Alluvial Diagram

An alluvial diagram or alluvial plot is a type of visualization that shows changes in flow over …

September 30, 2021

Data visualization: Sankey Diagram

The Sankey diagram is a type of data visualization that allows you to graphically represent the flow …

September 29, 2021

Copy and paste? The challenges of copyright in the digital world

"Copy and paste" practice, if copyright guidelines are not followed, can become a punishable …

September 25, 2021

3 Open Data Portals of the Madrid City Council

We review the 3 data portals of the Madrid City Council and show examples of visualization and reuse …

August 31, 2021

Open Government for Dummies: Open Justice

Open justice is based on the application of the pillars of open government in the judiciary branch. …

August 31, 2021

Better Protection for Journalists Is Urgently Needed

Harassment and massive digital attacks on reporters are on the rise but are still not sufficiently …

August 25, 2021

Attacks on press freedom in Asia

We covered the event "Press in Government's Crosshairs: Persecuted Media in Pakistan and Hong Kong" …

August 24, 2021

Data Visualization: Treemap

Treemap is a type of data visualization that displays data hierarchically. Here you will find its …

August 23, 2021

Data Visualization: Bar Chart

We explain to you their characteristics, possible uses, and the different types of bar charts.

August 23, 2021

Data Visualization: Pie Chart

The pie chart is a pictorial representation of data that makes it possible to visualize the …

August 23, 2021

Data Visualization: Line Graph

Learn how to use a line chart and when, its advantages and disadvantages and which of our apps to …

August 23, 2021

Do Journalists "Hide Behind" Sources When They Use Numbers in the News?

Recommended article. We analyzed the article by Mark Coddinton and Seth Lewis published in NiemanLab …

August 18, 2021

Multidisciplinary universes: telling stories with data

Events at Datasketch House: we discussed about multidisciplinarity with Oliver Morales Agiss.

August 17, 2021

Root cause analysis: what it is, what it is for and how does it work?

We tell you what root cause analysis is, how and when you can use it.

August 15, 2021

What is data visualization?

"What numbers cannot communicate in a table becomes visible and intelligible when communicated …

August 15, 2021

Datasketch Continues on the Open Government Partnership Committee

We celebrate our re-election as members of the Committee of the OGP in Colombia for 2021 - 2023. One …

August 10, 2021

Datasketch becomes part of Colombia's new Open State Committee

Every two years, Colombia's Open State Committee, Colombia's multi-stakeholder forum for the …

August 10, 2021

What is data cleaning?

We told you the essential elements to organize and clean your data, the Tidy structure, and why we …

August 10, 2021

What is the main reason for using data visualization tools?

Why and for what purposes to use data visualization tools.

August 10, 2021

The best visualizations of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

We made a selection of the best visualizations of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Maps, medal tables, …

August 7, 2021

How to visualize the Olympic Games? Bloomberg's example for Tokyo 2020

We analyzed Bloomberg's data journalism special on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which features …

August 6, 2021

What is an infographic?

We explain what an infographic is and how we can communicate data through this graphic tool.

August 6, 2021

6 Uses of Blockchain in Public Institutions and a Warning Call

We give a brief introduction on what Blockchain is and give examples of how public administrations …

August 4, 2021

Open government for dummies: Open State

What is Open State and its implications? We examine Open State model that seeks to include the …

August 4, 2021

Open Government for Dummies: Open Parliament

Open Parliament is based on implementing the pillars of open government in the legislative branch to …

August 4, 2021

Open Government for Dummies: Accountability

We explain what accountability entails in Open Government and offer examples of good practices.

August 3, 2021

Open Government for Dummies: Open Data

What is open government data and why it is necessary to achieve Open Government? We review the …

August 3, 2021

Open Government for Dummies: Participation

Public participation and dialogue improve the relationship between the rulers and the ruled, …

August 3, 2021

Open Government for Dummies: Transparency

What is transparency in the Open Government model? Transparency and access to public information are …

August 3, 2021

Open Government: Mapping Initiatives

We are creating a database of Open Government tools. Could you help us?

August 3, 2021

Open Government in Datasketch

We launched a place to discuss about Open Government. Follow us!

August 3, 2021

The Triumph of Parity in Colombia: a Historical Debt Owed to Women

Datasketch's House Events: We spoke with Ángela María Robledo, José Daniel López, Adriana Matiz and …

August 3, 2021

Open Government and Data Journalism

Governments opening up their information is vital. Journalists report data-driven stories based on …

August 3, 2021

Blockchain: the Future of Cities and Public Sector

Events at Datasketch House: we discussed with Chuy Cepeda, CEO of OS City, the blockchain …

August 3, 2021

Bitcoin, a Technology for Long-term Financial Saving

A conversation at the Datasketch house with Guillermo Valencia, founding partner of Macrowise, about …

August 3, 2021

5 tools for transcribing interviews and audios

How long did it take you to transcribe an interview or audio the last time you worked on one of your …

July 30, 2021

Algorithmic art exhibitions

The Datasketch house and shop is a space that intertwines culture, access to information and data in …

July 30, 2021

Sobremesa digital: José Asunción Silva's posthumous work data by Clementina Grillo

Datasketch house events: Sobremesa digital with Clementina Grillo

July 30, 2021


The title of this note refers to three elements that I took from the Google Chrome dinosaur game. …

July 30, 2021

5 must-read books on data visualization

A selection of books on data visualization and its trends.

July 29, 2021

Online tools to create your own website

A selection of easy-to-use website-building tools can help you create your website to share your …

July 29, 2021

Data-driven journalism: Visualizing the lie vs. revealing the truth.

Recommended article. Milagros Salazar defends the idea that a methodology to handle data must be …

July 19, 2021

"When graphics are a matter of life and death" by Hannah Fry

We summarize Hannah Fry's article published in The New Yorker on how revolutionary graphs and data …

July 19, 2021

6 Tools for converting files to open and reusable format

Discover 6 tools for converting closed files into open data, which you can use for your stories and …

July 19, 2021

6 tools to make infographics

We show you a selection of six handy tools to create infographics.

July 19, 2021

How is an algorithmic bias composed?

Algorithms and codes developed by humans get as much or more wrong than we do, but how do they work?

July 19, 2021

How to do fact-checking journalism?

The task of fact-checking is demanding and in the face of the era of disinformation and fake news, …

July 19, 2021

Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data

Review. This book written by Carissa Véliz raises awareness about the dangers of the new data …

July 17, 2021

Bring data to life

The job of a data journalist is to find stories in the data and in the numbers. What matters is not …

July 14, 2021

5 tools for creating interactive maps

If you need to create a map, you should check this tools.

July 9, 2021

6 films to learn about journalism

Here are six films that talk about journalism, question it, criticize it and give some food for …

July 1, 2021

Deep fake and other threats against the truth

Do you know what a deep fake is? This technology, which can be fun, carries some risks that we will …

July 1, 2021

Machines vs. Humans: Is technology the answer to everything?

We review the opinions of journalists and authors on this question.

July 1, 2021

Protect your data by protecting your passwords

We show you how to create and manage secure passwords to protect your projects.

July 1, 2021

Storytelling with Data

We look at author Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic's recommendations for creating good stories with data.

July 1, 2021

The 4 Google Earth features nobody told you about

All journalists must respond to the 5W, better known as the what, who, where, when, and why. Google …

July 1, 2021

Open Gov: Civic Participation in Taiwan

Despite not being recognized as an official OGP plan, Taiwan maintains world recognition in Open …

June 14, 2021

How I got 10.000 emails for launching our newsletter

Tips and tricks to grow your email list from people you already know. Datapreneur.

June 11, 2021

Training in Data Science for Public Officials in Madrid

Introduction to the elements of data science for public servants: open data, visualization and …

June 11, 2021

21 Recommendations for Open Vaccination

Information about vaccine purchases and distribution is not open yet. We review the Open Government …

May 14, 2021

More charts more readers: coronavirus visual stories

How two international publications used charts, graphics and data visualization to reach a wider …

May 11, 2021

Open Government for Dummies: Why Is an Open Government Important?

What is open government, why it is important and how data visualization can help.

May 11, 2021