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Media Party Africa is hosted by the continent’s largest data journalism and civic technology federation, Code for Africa, in partnership with Hacks/Hackers Africa. Together, we’re gathering some of the world’s most exciting civic technologists, digital journalists and other social justice watchdogs from across the world for three days of workshops and talks.
We have speakers confirmed from Vox, ProPublica, ESPN, Buzzfeed Labs, Quartz, Huffington Post, Zeit Investigativ, Google, Jigsaw, First Draft News, the Gates Foundation, the Mozilla OpenNews Fellowships, and many more, talking everything from drone and sensor journalism, to how they’re pioneering 360˚and VR journalism, investigative technologies, geojournalism, verification, chat apps and the rise of the bots.

THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW SPEAKERS SIGN ON: PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR CHANGES.  

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Saturday, October 22 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Google Shield: protecting news from digital attack

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Digital Censorship: Protecting yourself from DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks have emerged as a formidable threat to newsrooms around the globe. They're easy to launch, costly to defend against and can harm journalists, newspapers and readers alike. They're used as a"digital protest" targeted at newspapers and human rights organizations to stifle freedom of speech. Project Shield, a free, DDoS protection service from Jigsaw and Google, aims to stop that. We will do a deep dive on DDoS, the technical infrastructure of Project Shield and help publishers apply and understand how to get their site protected. Workshop will also briefly cover other security topics for journalists.



Speakers
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George Conard

Jigsaw Product Manager, Google
George Conard is a product manager for Jigsaw at Google with expertise in product development, cloud-based and mobile services, and technology applications for the developing world


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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