Skip to content

31. Hacktivism and open data in Latin America

March 17, 2016

This is the thirty-first post in the freedom technologists series

I am spending three busy weeks in Lima (Peru) as well as a few days in Quito (Ecuador) teaching media anthropology (mostly digital activism and political change) and discussing prospective collaborations between my home institution, RMIT University in Melbourne, and universities in the region, especially Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP) in Lima.

It seems that there is a thriving hacktivism and data journalism scene in Peru and other Latin American countries that I was not aware of. I understand there have been some efforts to export some regional lessons to Africa and Asia, but I haven’t had the chance yet to look into this phenomenon.

One of my MA students at PUCP, Renzo Arauco Dextre, recommends the following links (shared here with his permission – other suggestions more than welcome):

http://2015.abrelatam.org/ – Abrelatam, la un-conference más grande de Latam alrededor de datos abiertos

http://2015.desarrollandoamerica.org/ – Hackathon regional alrededor de datos abiertos para crear aplicaciones de bien social en América Latina.

http://elcomercio.pe/lima/personajes/mitos-certezas-y-obsesiones-cuatro-hackers-lima-noticia-1713165

http://www.fastcompany.com/3018184/most-creative-people-2011/1-ma-jun

http://idatosabiertos.org

http://condatoslatam.tumblr.com/
https://www.fayerwayer.com/2014/10/arranca-condatos-2014-el-encuentro-de-datos-abiertos-de-america-latina/ – ConDatos, encuentro regional de datos abiertos.

Codeando México, plataforma de retos de desarrollo de software para que el gobierno contrate a startups y grupos de hackers para hacer aplicaciones – https://codeandomexico.org/

Bikestorming, plataforma de crowd-sourcing (Argentina) de mapping de caminos de bicicletas http://www.bikestorming.com/es

Cuentas Juradas (Perú) de Ojo Público – análisis de declaraciones juradas http://cuentasjuradas.ojo-publico.com/

Two of Renzo’s own projects:

Memora – plataforma de mapeo y relación de eventos de la historia del Conflicto Armado Interno (guerra entre agrupaciones terroristas contra el Estado y población peruana) http://memora.innovacion.pe/

Radioclima – red de sensores metereológicos y de estado de calidad de aire en la ciudad de Lima y de Perú, para empoderamiento de agricultores orgánicos. Realizado en alianza con ONG RAE Perú y auspiciado por IICD http://radioclima.cc/
Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: