Reg. for: Workshop with Henk van Ess: So you think you can Google

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Learn how to time travel with Google.


27. September.

Time: 14:00 - 17:00



A limited number of tickets are available.

On Google, you can find a lot of answers quickly, but it's more difficult to find a short list that includes only what is relevant to your work. Henk van Ess gives you great tips on playing the web like a violin in this masterclass.

Learn how to time travel with Google, find documents from the right period, check if a source is reliable, find current figures quickly, get rid of junk, and discover new commands in a fun way. You will devise a strategy to never think of your question again, but of your answer, as you learn. The knowledge will be immediately applicable!

Henk van Ess is an independent online search specialist for law enforcers, media, lawyers, fraud experts, cybersecurity, NGOs, and anyone else interested in the power and risks of online open-source information. Henk was till 2020 a highly praised member and trainer for the Emmy-awarded open-source movement Bellingcat.

He trains NBC News, Global Witness, Buzzfeed, Google, Axel Springer, ITV, and Pulitzer-prize winners from The Wallstreet Journal in web investigations and social media research. He also assists lawyers in complicated cases, by finding new and surprising facts online.

Some call Henk "one of the few real experts in the world" in online search, "one of the most creative" but when you say that to him, he will immediately ask you for your source. (Mr. Lehren, NBC News, LinkedIn recommendations). He writes books about Google, data journalism, web research, Fantastic Facebook formulae, and privacy. He is co-author of the Verification Handbook (2020) and Richtig Recherchieren, (2017). In 2019 he wrote Google Code Editie Politie.


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