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.

Mariana Villamizar

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

Contact

Create awesome timelines with TimelineJS

May 15, 2017

Organizing dates and events is a must when you want to tell meaningful stories. Narrating events like the Arab revolution or the crisis in Venezuela requires a lot of organization, especially when there are so many situations that arise and change rapidly.

 

Now, this challenge becomes even greater when you present these facts to an audience as part of a narrative.

To meet this challenge, the Knight Lab presents TimelineJS, an open source tool that allows anyone to construct visually rich and interactive timelines.

To do it, you just need an Excel sheet that follows this model and is made public on the Web.

However, if you want to add your personal touch you can modify the .JSON file to create custom installations, maintaining the main functionality of TimelineJS.


Among the things you should keep in mind to make the best timelines are to make short stories, no more than 20 slides, not make time jumps but keep a chronological order and include this piece as part of a larger narrative.

In Datasketch we've used Timeline JS to narrate how the Venezuelan crisis has evolved. Check it out here.

María Isabel Magaña

Journalist, Master in Investigative Journalism and #DataViz. Thus, I see data everywhere. Promoting transparency through queremosdatos.co

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

May 10, 2017
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