School of Data in 2014: Annual Report

January 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

We’re very happy to share with you today our 2014 Report, which you can see online here:

It includes a run through of our major activities from 2014: our very first Summer Camp, held in Berlin in July 2014; the 2014 fellowship scheme, which saw 12 data training leaders from across the world join us as our Class of 2014 School of Data fellows; highlights from their fellowship and activities carried out; our work supporting advocacy organisations directly; and the progress made on our online and offline training materials, to name just a few highlights.

It was inspiring to see how much our community got done during the last year – and sadly impossible to include everything that happened in the report, but hopefully this gives a good taster.

About School of Data

School of Data’s mission is to empower the citizens and organisations who wish to use data ‘for good’, with the skills they need. We work with civil society organisations and journalists, teaching them to use data to find evidence, create compelling visualisations and tell stories to present their arguments in a more effective way.

We believe in “learning by doing” and using fun, hands on methods to engage in data storytelling. Together with our global community, we have developed online training materials in multiple languages, and carried out offline trainings in partnership with local organisation in more than 30 countries worldwide, as well as provided support and advice to organisations wanting to become more data-driven.


If you are interested in supporting the upcoming 2015 Fellowship scheme, or knowing more about the Fellows (both current and future) – get in touch with Zara Rahman on zara.rahman[at]

If you would like to know more about other School of Data activities, including trainings and events, collaboration opportunities and organisational support please email Programme Director Milena Marin on milena.marin[at]

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