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

#GoogleChallenge searches for innovation proposals in Latam

April 23, 2017

Google launches the #GoogleOrg Challenge in which it invites NGOs from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru to present their social innovation projects.

 

The initiative will donate $ 5.75 million to ideas that use technology with the objective of solving social problems such as access to education or drinking water, among others.

 

The jury, made up of specialists and a Google team, will select three projects per country. Each project will receive $ 350,000. The public will vote between the three solutions so that one of them reaches the grand finale in Mexico City, where they can win an additional $ 250,000.

 

The jury will evaluate the following:

  • Impact: How will the proposed project improve the lives of its beneficiaries? How many people will benefit if it is successful and to what extent? What are the investigations that support the project? What is the contribution that would generate?

  • Technology / Innovation: What is the central innovation that differentiates this project from others, whether from the philosophical or the methodological? What makes it unique? How is technology used to address the problem in an innovative and creative way?

  • Scalability: If you succeed, how easily can you scale this project? Can this proposal serve as a model for other initiatives?

  • Feasibility: Do you have the necessary plan and equipment to execute the proposal plan? Have you identified the right partners for implementation?

 

Google will support each of the organizations through monitoring and technical assistance to be able to realize their ideas. Entries will be open until next May 24 at the following link.

Datasketch

Data team