[HKRUG] Chung-hong Chan’s Farewell Lecture – Storytelling with data: my awkward data journalism adventure

HKRUG’s Chung-hong Chan will leave Hong Kong soon and he would like to deliver a farewell lecture to the Hong Kong R User Group and Open Source Hong Kong.

Storytelling with data: my awkward data journalism adventure

In this lecture, I will tell you my accidental venture into the business of data journalism. From a behind-the-scene look at technical details of some projects, I am going to share what I have learned and what I have been criticise for during my adventitious journey. In the end, storytelling with data is an art, a science, an engineering process, and everything in between.

Date: 26 August 2017, Saturday.
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Venue: Lecture Theatre LT-13, Yeung Kin Man Acad Building (AC1), City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong.
Co-organisers: Hong Kong R User Group and Open Source Hong Kong
Venue Sponsor: CityU App Lab and City University of Hong Kong.

Speaker Bio:
Chung-hong Chan is a PhD student at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU. His PhD research focuses on the opinion polarisation on the social media. Currently, he is the maintainer of the Weiboscope project. He also writes under the pseudonym “chainsawriot” (陳電鋸) to explore the possibility of data journalism in Hong Kong.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980837552057693

Meetup Event: https://www.meetup.com/opensourcehk/events/242251782/

Venue Sponsor: CityU App Lab

Sammy Fung

Mr Sammy Fung is President and Founder of Open Source Hong Kong. He establish online community of Open Source Hong Kong in 2006, and its activities in 2010. Sammy starts his contributions in open source community in 1997, he is co-founder and founding chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group. In 2011, Sammy also participates in open source community across Asia, he joins GNOME Asia committee in 2012, and becomes first Mozilla representative for Hong Kong in 2013. Sammy is a Python developer, open source contributer, and tech writier. He is experienced in Data Science, Django, Scrapy. GitHub / Twitter: @sammyfung Affiliates: - GNOME Asia: Committee Member. - GNOME Foundation: Member. - Mozilla: Mozilla Represenative. - Hong Kong Python User Group (HKPUG): Organiser. - Python Software Foundation: Member.

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