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

University of Hong Kong will offer MOOC on data driven journalism

February 24, 2016

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong is offering a five-week course on the fundamentals of data journalism starting 4 April, in partnership with the Google News Lab and top news organisations in Asia.

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong is offering a five-week course on the fundamentals of data journalism starting 4 April, in partnership with the Google News Lab and top news organisations in Asia.

The course will introduce the latest tools in data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and visualisation as well as how to integrate these skills to tell compelling stories.

Regional newsroom partners for the course include IndiaSpend (India), Malaysiakini (Malaysia), KataData (Indonesia), Caixin (China) and DataLEADS (India).

Professors will include Simon Rogers, data Editor at News Lab at Google; Yolanda Ma, Co-founder and editor at Data Journalism China; Jonathan Stray, data scientist, journalist and Fellow at Columbia University; Francesca Valsecchi, assistant professor at College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University, and Irene Jay Liu, enterprise correspondent at Thompson Reuters.

Students will be asked to contribute local examples as well as data sources in local languages and will earn a free certificate for the course by completing all required assignments. Those who complete the course project will get an exclusive chance to showcase their work on our website as well as receive expert critique by instructors.

To see a full overview of the course and instructors, click here.

To register for the course, follow these steps:

 

You will be taken to the homepage of the course. We recommend you bookmark this page and mooc.jmsc.hku.hk for easy access to the course later.

María Isabel Magaña

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