Every year at the Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam we organize the Digital Methods summer school, coordinated by the Digital Methods Initiative. The second week of the school is co-organized by the DATACTIVE team, which I have set-up in October 2015 here in Amsterdam. The topic we selected is (of course) 'data activism'. Invited speakers included David Beer (University of York), Linnet Taylor (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society), Ingrid Burrington (Lifewinning.com), Sebastian Benthall (UC Berkeley), and myself. Our team also pitched three projects, namely "Digital methods for ICANN mailing lists", "Exploring the fabrics of civic tech on digital media", "Evolution and sustainability of digital security tools". Stay tuned!