Intro to sensor journalism with arduinos

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Linda Sandvik of OpenNews
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Matchless
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Learn how to make simple, interactive projects using Arduino hardware. We'll walk through a couple of easy projects to give you a feel for what's possible and show a few examples of what other news organisations have used it for. We'll have a few Arduinos on hand to share but you can bring your own. We won't be soldering and no previous coding experience required. Laptops are provided.

Open to anyone who likes to play and make things blink.

Speaker Bios

  • Linda Sandvik is a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow at the Guardian, a creative technologist and proto-MacGyver who likes to make things that inform, educate, and empower people and communities. She previously worked in local government and at Last.fm. Her particular interests lie in using play and technology to help people discover their natural affinity for teaching themselves new things. Linda has a passion for open data, open knowledge, and serious games. @hyper_linda

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