DECODE: Final symposium

Last week we held the final symposium of the DECODE project: Our Data, Our Future: Radical Tech for a Democratic Digital Society. The event, held at Nuvola Lavazza in Turin, gathered policy-makers, researchers, hackers, artists and journalists for two days of talks, panels and tech workshops. The venue also included a main hall with exhibitors … More DECODE: Final symposium

Decidim Fest

Since the very first year the Decidim project was launched (2016), we have been helding the Metadecidim Annual Conference (Jornades Anuals Metadecidim) as a space for the community to gather, to reflect on the status of the project and to discuss new challenges. This year, the Decidim team decided to transition to a new model … More Decidim Fest

UGR: Data Science for the Common Good

MediaLab UGR is a space created at the University of Granada for the analysis, research and dissemination of the possibilities of digital technologies in culture and society. One of the ongoing projects promoted by this space is a course on data science and network analysis to address the Sustainable Development Goals. The course is structured in … More UGR: Data Science for the Common Good

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

What an unforgettable week in Munich! The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-19) was held this year at the the Bavarian capital. This edition (the fourth in a row) I attended the conference to present, together with Vicenç Gómez and Andreas Kaltenbrunner, a tutorial on generative models of discussion threads. The tutorial … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

PDF CEE 2019

I went last week to Gdańsk to attend the 7th edition of Personal Democracy Forum Central and Eastern Europe (PDF CEE 2019). The conference, held at the emblematic European Solidarity Centre, is a reference venue for the exchange of experiences from people working for civic participation and transparency in public life with the help of … More PDF CEE 2019

TICTeC 2019

This was an ideal week to be Paris. mySociety chose the French capital for the the sixth edition of TICTeC, the Impacts of Civic Technology Conference. This was my third time at this conference which is aimed at promoting and sharing rigorous and meaningful research into online technologies and digital democracy around the world. In … More TICTeC 2019