Services

Data-capture

We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.

Data-cleaning

We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

Visualization apps

We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.

Algorithms

We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

Web specials

We develop interactive web specials based on data. The specials have different visual components to guide your readers. See examples of our specials.

About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Andrea Cervera

Journalist responsible for writing articles, provide investigative support and community manager.

Mariana Villamizar

Systems engineer and designer. Expert in user experience, data visualization and graphic communication. Feminist.

Contact

How we used R to raise alarms about feminicides in Colombia

Rosa Elvira, 35, was found at around 5am after she called the emergency line in a park at the heart of Bogota, Colombia. She was still alive when she was taken at around 7am to the hospital. She was raped, stabbed, strangled, and her guts were destroyed by branches that were forced through her vagina and anus. Because of this horrific episode that we now have a law of femicides in Colombia. We wanted to make a tribute.

Read more

Track the media's most reported phrases

July 15, 2017
Track the media's most reported phrases

8 bit statistics

July 08, 2017
8 bit statistics

A new Data Journalism Handbook will be published in 2018!

June 28, 2017
A new Data Journalism Handbook will be published in 2018!

NewsLab launches courses you can make if you don't have time at all

June 25, 2017
NewsLab launches courses you can make if you don't have time at all

These are the winners of the #dja2017

June 20, 2017
These are the winners of the #dja2017

This is the #ddj dictionary you've been looking for

May 10, 2017
This is the #ddj dictionary you've been looking for

Colombia falls 8 places in GODI

May 03, 2017
Colombia falls 8 places in GODI

#GoogleChallenge searches for innovation proposals in Latam

April 23, 2017
#GoogleChallenge searches for innovation proposals in Latam

Three minute talk with data journalist Jacopo Ottaviani

February 27, 2017
Three minute talk with data journalist Jacopo Ottaviani

The creator of Gapminder has died from pancreatic cancer

February 03, 2017
The creator of Gapminder has died from pancreatic cancer

App Fail - Terms and Conditions revealed

June 07, 2016
App Fail - Terms and Conditions revealed

Taxpayer-funded inaccuracies: another data story

June 04, 2016
Taxpayer-funded inaccuracies: another data story

How we did data visualizations before computers

May 19, 2016
How we did data visualizations before computers

Santiago Ortiz, combining mathematical and artistic patterns

April 15, 2016
Santiago Ortiz, combining mathematical and artistic patterns

Data is always human: European Data Journalists present the first #ddj manifest

April 14, 2016
Data is always human: European Data Journalists present the first #ddj manifest

How was the transnational Panama Papers investigation done?

April 14, 2016
How was the transnational Panama Papers investigation done?

Last chance to submit your proposal to the Data Journalism Awards

April 12, 2016
Last chance to submit your proposal to the Data Journalism Awards

Scrapping for dummies? Spiranca comes to the rescue

February 28, 2016
Scrapping for dummies? Spiranca comes to the rescue