July’s WiT Meetup

July’s WiT Meetup

Last Wednesday, July 15th, we had our monthly #WiTMeetup. We were visited by the girls from MacTec, an international initiative that is aimed to provide excellency in education on science to peruvian girls, in order to set up the first generation of scientific and innovative women. Here you have their presentation that displays interesting statistics on science and the perception girls have on it.

Always looking for new and public interest issues, in July, we focused the meetup on #OpenData. Milagros Salazar, Director at Convoca, shared her experience in the intelligent use of data on investigative journalism in order to serve the citizens and strengthen democracy. We also had Juan Carlos Gonzales, from Laravel Perú, who explained the importance of web scrapping techniques nowadays. He showed a set of tools that could help us in the process as well, which you can check out on his presentation.

For more information about Convoca, we invite you to take a look at the following presentation and to see their work in action, check out their Map of Environmental Offenses (in Spanish).


Thanks everyone for being with us!


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