If you're an activist who works for a human rights organisation that collect original data on human rights violations, you might be a match! You need to have an existing dataset to apply and this should be clean and comprehensive, it also needs to have an important story to tell. You and your organisation will have a strong interest in learning more about data and data visualisation as an advocacy tool.
We are looking for researchers, data scientists, data journalists and storytellers who have prior experience working with data. You'll know how to transform numbers into meaningful narratives, and be pretty good at working your way around a spreadsheet. If you don't know what a pivot table is, this might not be the workshop for you.
Hopefully you have a GitHub account or you're an avid believer in open source. If you are, you'll fit right in with our developers. Experience in tools like D3 isn't mandatory, but you'll get bonus points. You should have experience in rapid prototyping, and in manipulating data with code.
You'll need to be able to think on your feet and have a strong eye for detail, and you're most likely used to working with a wide variety of clients. Designing for web and data visualisation experience is definitely a bonus. You should know how to present information in a clean and concise way. Oh, and it needs to be beautiful as well.