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Campaign Lab VI HackDay

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Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Road

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Please note - you will need to bring a laptop to this event

Since June 2018 we've been a busy bunch, the Campaign Lab community has sourced hundreds of demographic and austerity impact datasets, developed scrapers and written parliamentary questions and FOIs to source the more hard to get datasets. We've built a comprehensive UK ward-level election results dataset and begun comparing factors impacting elections across the country.

But we're not finished yet. Come and join us for our next hackathon as we continue to build the case for an evidenced-based approach to electoral campaigning in the UK.

What is Campaign Lab?

Thousands of activists across the UK volunteer their time and energy for electoral campaigns every year. Year in, year out, we use the same campaigning methods and tools we always have, because we think they work.

But there have been very few contemporary analysis or studies undertaken to assess the impact or value of electoral campaigning methods in the UK. Similarly, there have been precious few attempts to determine the effect of local economic factors such as house prices and austerity on election results and vote share.

So, if no one else has done this, then maybe it’s about time we started?

We’re building a repository of publicly available data and models to better understand the 2018 Local Elections, identifying which results bucked the national political and demographic trends. These are areas in which local campaigning may have actually made a difference and where we can start learning and testing.

This is about developing an evidence-based approach to electoral campaigning.

But we need your help.

So if you’re interested in chipping in and developing a new data-driven approach to understand what actually goes on in elections and campaigning, bring your laptop and join us for a day of politically motivated data science.

Over the course of our new hackdays we'll be tackling the questions plaguing activists up and down the country, making a real impact on elections and political campaigning right across the country.

Check out the Campaign Lab volunteer teams and project guide

You will need to bring a laptop to this event

Everyone welcome – beer, soft drinks, a big homemade soupy lunch and pizza dinner will be provided!

Not been to a Campaign Lab meet up before? No problem! Come along to meet politically-minded progressive data scientists, reasearchers and activists who are working together to change the way we analyse and understand political election campaigning.

All attendees to Campaign Lab HackDays may join future discount data science courses put on specifically for Campaign Lab volunteers - contact us for more information.

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