Data is everywhere and its amount is constantly increasing. While this fact includes both pro's and con's, today's mentality oftentimes prevents people and organizations from making data open and accessible. This has to change (and it will). Yet, to get there, we need people who are able to not only handle data but also to find and report stories from within the data.
To me, striving for this goal includes being part of this community as well as imparting knowledge at the intersection of IT and journalism.
Our Munich-based community meets every six to eight weeks. Meetings are very informal, are held at whoever invites us, and oftentimes include drinks (depending on our host). You are warmly welcome to join us, either as a speaker or as an interested listener.