Tanzania’s 1st data journalism bootcamp is offering free seats to 30 journalists, 30 developers / coders, and 30 digital creatives who want to help reinvent the way that the media works.

The 3-day event, at the D3 Lab at the Institute of Technology, in Dar es Salaam, will be led by an international team of experts from the Guardian newspaper in the UK, the Open Knowledge Foundation in Germany, and the Upande mapping experts from Kenya.

Participants will learn how to find, extract, and analyse public data, using powerful forensic tools, to tell better informed stories. They will also work in teams to build news-driven mobile apps and civic engagement websites, to augment traditional news reportage.

The best projects will win $2,000, as seed grants, to turn prototypes into real newsroom products. 

Follow the event, using the #dbootcamp hashtag, on either Google+ or Twitter.