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Colombia's Festival on the Value of Data in Development

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Citizen Media, Development, Technology

The Cartagena Data Festival [1] has just wrapped up in Cartagena, Colombia. The festival is an international event committed to discussing data deployment for human development and related topics, like open data, data journalism, big data, and other analysis tools.

The festival, which ran from April 20 to April 22 and took place in downtown Cartagena, attracted more than 500 participants and reporters from around the world. Several groups played an organizing role, including the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Population Fund [2], the ODI Development Progress [3]Centro Europeo de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional [4]Africa Gathering [5], and others.

Archived webcast footage from the event is available online [6], and social media content about the festival can be found searching for the hashtag #data2015 [7].

Cartagena Data Festival - Día 1 // Foto: Helkin René Díaz CEPEI, con autorización

Cartagena Data Festival, Day 1. Photo: Helkin René Díaz CEPEI, used permission