When DATA is your moving target                 Angélica Peralta Ramos  Multimedia Development Manager – Data Project Lead...
About LA NACION Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday print circulation:            + 360.000 Lanacion.com unique vis...
CONTEXT
Transparency?http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2011/results/   Argentina: 100/180 Level 3
Not law,but decreehttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1857498David Banisar, FOIA Expert. July 2011
Data.gov Portals
HOPE!                                         Argentina Judicial System OpenCity of Buenos Aires Open Data Portal    Gover...
In LA NACION No programmers in the newsroom!  But….team willing to learn.  We decided to FOCUS ON DATA …    Start sm...
Inflation?
Argentina´s inflation data? In 2007, the government intervened Indec (our National Statistics  Institute) Since then Ind...
http://www.economist.com/node/21548242
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/137234       6-oviedo                   20102000
20102000
Consumers Association                Price Index Dataset José Crettaz, Metro Editor Contacted source ADELCO: Association...
Adelco monthly PDF SampleAdelco
Flickr/CC/art_es_anna
Subsidies for the Bus Transportation System
Bus Subsidies Case quick facts: Diego Cabot, Financial Section Editor more than 400 PDF monthly payments for 1,300 Bus c...
http://www.transporte.gov.ar/UserFiles/pdfs/subsidios/sistau/2011/rcc_sistau_abril11(1).pdf
VIDEO: customized data scraper & converterhttp://youtu.be/HPs767yOMrw PLAY HD!
Building blocks: opening and sharing data     (integrated Junar Open Platform)
http://data.lanacion.com.ar   Tutorial: http://youtu.be/RueJXNRoVF0
Raising DATA awareness to activate            demand
http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/data
http://youtu.be/lMvCOjqG0PQ
Thanks!      @momiperaltaaperalta@lanacion.com.ar  slideshare.net/Lndata
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  1. 1. When DATA is your moving target Angélica Peralta Ramos Multimedia Development Manager – Data Project Leader @momiperalta
  2. 2. About LA NACION Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday print circulation: + 360.000 Lanacion.com unique visitors/month: + 8MM 9 magazine titles Impremedia (90%): US hisp. leading publishing company
  3. 3. CONTEXT
  4. 4. Transparency?http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2011/results/ Argentina: 100/180 Level 3
  5. 5. Not law,but decreehttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1857498David Banisar, FOIA Expert. July 2011
  6. 6. Data.gov Portals
  7. 7. HOPE! Argentina Judicial System OpenCity of Buenos Aires Open Data Portal Government Iniciative INDEC Banco Mundial DATA portal
  8. 8. In LA NACION No programmers in the newsroom!  But….team willing to learn.  We decided to FOCUS ON DATA …  Start small  Friend our IT and BI departments (from the very first minute!)  Learn tools for non programmers: Tableau Public , Excel for Databases, Qlikview  “BUILD once USE many” aproach
  9. 9. Inflation?
  10. 10. Argentina´s inflation data? In 2007, the government intervened Indec (our National Statistics Institute) Since then Indec has reported an annual inflation rate below 11% Economists and provincial governments started reporting higher inflation rates (23-30%) In March 2011 argentina fined firms over inflation data (u$ 125.000) These firms teamed up with opposition in Congress and together they release another monthly inflation rate
  11. 11. http://www.economist.com/node/21548242
  12. 12. http://www.lanacion.com.ar/137234 6-oviedo 20102000
  13. 13. 20102000
  14. 14. Consumers Association Price Index Dataset José Crettaz, Metro Editor Contacted source ADELCO: Association of Consumers Monitors prices since 2002 of 28 supermarket products in two price categories We developed a customized scraper Converted monthly press release into a dataset
  15. 15. Adelco monthly PDF SampleAdelco
  16. 16. Flickr/CC/art_es_anna
  17. 17. Subsidies for the Bus Transportation System
  18. 18. Bus Subsidies Case quick facts: Diego Cabot, Financial Section Editor more than 400 PDF monthly payments for 1,300 Bus companies, in 3 categories more than 10,000 bus vehicle plates used to reverse decoding vehicle ages and fleet ages customized scraper developed to keep data updated more than 235,000 records found that PDFs were modified backwards , sometimes overwritten so developed “PDF Spy” that monitors PDFs based in Boston´s hackaton idea
  19. 19. http://www.transporte.gov.ar/UserFiles/pdfs/subsidios/sistau/2011/rcc_sistau_abril11(1).pdf
  20. 20. VIDEO: customized data scraper & converterhttp://youtu.be/HPs767yOMrw PLAY HD!
  21. 21. Building blocks: opening and sharing data (integrated Junar Open Platform)
  22. 22. http://data.lanacion.com.ar Tutorial: http://youtu.be/RueJXNRoVF0
  23. 23. Raising DATA awareness to activate demand
  24. 24. http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/data
  25. 25. http://youtu.be/lMvCOjqG0PQ
  26. 26. Thanks! @momiperaltaaperalta@lanacion.com.ar slideshare.net/Lndata
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