3 day Program

With the continuous development of the Internet to meet the growth of smart cities and the coming 4th industrial revolution, cloud computing, machine learning, big data, and IoT (Internet of Things) are increasingly being integrated into the fabric of our digital lifestyle.

As smart, connected, and data driven products, services, and systems become more prevalent in this coming decade, media and business professionals will be challenged to collect and codify data for further processing, visualization, and on-demand story telling. This bootcamp aims to equip students from higher education institutions in Hong Kong with the essential skills required to function well in the data era.

Attendees will learn from experts and mentors and join with other students to collaborate in team presentation of stories based on datasets provided by the organizers. Awards will be given to outstanding presenters.

day 1 (FRI) - January 26, 2018

6:30 to 7:00 pm (Introduction) 
7:00 to 8:00 pm (Dinner and Mixer) 
8:00 to 10:00 pm (Event Briefing and Team Formation)

day 2 (SAT) - January 27, 2018

10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Session 1: Preprocess Data with Refine) 
12:00 to 1:15 pm (Lunch) 
1:30 to 3:30 pm (Session 2: Descriptive Statistics in Excel)
4:00 to 6:00 pm (Session 3: Data Visualization in Tableau)
6:00 to 7:00 pm (Dinner) 
After 7:00 pm (Project development)

day 3 (SUN) - January 28, 2018

9:30 to 11:00 am (DJ related resources) 
11:00 to 1:00 pm (Preparation for project presentation) 
1:00 to 2:00 pm (Lunch) 
2:00 to 4:00 pm (Preparation for project presentation) 
4:00 to 5:30 pm (Final presentation) 
5:30 to 6:00 pm (Debriefing)


Register for The Hong Kong Data Journalism Boot Camp 2018 now by clicking Here!

Date: Jan 26-28, 2018 (Fri- Sun)

Time: Jan 26 6:30-10pm / Jan 27 10am-7pm / Jan 28 9:30-6pm

Venue: Cheng Yu Tung Building, 3rd Floor, CUHK (Day 1) Learning Garden, G/F, University Library, CUHK (DAY 2 & 3)

Eligibility: All students currently enrolled in diploma, associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs offered by any higher education institution in Hong Kong are eligible to register for the event

Deposit: HK$ 200 (refundable if attend 3 days)

*Due to limited seating (60 in total), confirmation email will be sent by Jan 19, 2018 (Fri) & please submit the cheque by post by Jan 18 (Thu)*

~ Address: Room 601, 6/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK ~

Enquiry: Ms. Rosanna Lo (rosannalo@cuhk.edu.hk / 3943-7542) or Miss Gloria Cheung (glocheung@cuhk.edu.hk / 3943-9568)

workshop instructors

Bess Wang (Session 1)

Dr. Bess WANG received her BA in English language and literature from Peking University. She worked as a journalist and editor at Guangzhou Daily for three year before obtaining her first Master's degree in journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University. She got another Master's degree in public policy and management from City University of Hong Kong and PhD degree in communication from Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Her research interests focus on the transformation of journalism, journalistic practices and news production. She is now teaching at HKBU and has been teaching data journalism since early 2015.

Wu Xiaokun (Session 2)

Xiaokun WU, Ph. D., a professor of South China University of Technology, has taught data journalism since January 2015. Under her supervision, her students won prizes in data journalism competition in 2015 and 2016.

She has published 2 books, over a dozen translated academic papers, and more than 30 journal papers (over 70 percent of which are CSSCI indexed), as well as hosted and participated in many national and provincial research projects on topics concerning online collective actions and the risks of being raised up in a hyper-techno-society. In March 2018, "Data Journalism: Theories and Practices", a textbook she has edited, will be published by Fudan University Press.

Prof. Wu has won ministerial awards 4 times, including the First Prize in Social Sciences and Humanities Research in Shanghai (2016). She was invited to lecture at different universities, such as Jonkoping University (August 2015 to September), Sun Yat-Sen University(2017), Shenzhen University(2017), and Fudan University(2017).

Timothy Yeung (Session 3)

Timothy Yeung is currently a library assistant serving at the Digital and Multimedia Services Section of HKBU Library. He provides support for digital scholarship development through coordinating data curation projects and heavily engaging in data visualizing using a variety of visualization software including Tableau. Timothy received his B.A. in philosophy and Master’s degree in religion studies.

Prior to joining HKBU, he has worked as a social science research staff at EdUHK (formerly HKIEd) for over 6 years. He involved in many UGC funded research projects and is experienced in conducting surveys and interviews as well as consolidating and reporting research data.


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