"This will be a great opportunity to share ideas and brainstorm about ways to use data and technology to bring more transparency and accountability to local, regional and statewide reporting," said Mark Katches, editorial director of California Watch, a new reporting team within CIR that is devoted to statewide watchdog reporting.

There will also be a daylong app-building contest using DataSF.org., the clearinghouse of data sets created by the city and county of San Francisco. The winning team will be awarded a prize.

The event will be held at Citizen Space, 425 2nd St., San Francisco and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. To register, visit http://datacamp.eventbrite.com/. The cost is $10.

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