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Hacks/Hackers Brighton: Open communities

_ September’s meet-up of Hacks/Hackers Brighton heard from user-experience designer and developer Aral Balkan, who led a discussion on identity, privacy and, and Joanna Geary, digital development editor at the Guardian, who proposed five questions journalists should ask when thinking about online communities. _Adam Tinworth’s liveblog of Aral Balkan’s talk is here, and his report on Joanna Geary’s presentation is here. All photos are by Adam Tinworth.

Kickstarter’s ‘most successful journalism project’ and ‘taking on the unseen snoopers’ | Hacks/Hackers Brighton

_ Hacks/Hackers Brighton met on Tuesday evening (3 July) and heard from two fascinating speakers. You can find full details of the talks as liveblogged by Adam Tinworth on “One man and his blog”. Here is a summary that is cross-posted from Bobbie Johnson talked about Matter, a digital project dedicated to in-depth science and technology journalism. Matter — due to launch in September — is the brainchild of Johnson, European editor at technology site GigaOM and previously technology correspondent at the Guardian, and co-founder Jim Giles, a US freelance reporter who has written for titles including the Economist and New Scientist.

A Hacks/Hackers overview with Chrys Wu and a chat with Knight-Mozilla fellow Laurian Gridinoc at Hacks/Hackers Brighton

Hacks/Hackers global coordinator and New York co-organiser Chrys Wu (@MacDiva on Twitter) spent an evening with Hacks/Hackers Brighton on Tuesday, 22 November to report on what groups around the world have been doing. She explained Hacks/Hackers started just 18 months ago, with an idea originating in mid-2009. “Developers and journalists really do need each other,” Wu said, explaining how a variety of social meetups, talks, demo days and hackathons are the basis for the Hacks/Hackers community.

Hacks/Hackers Brighton launches Sept. 8

A new group of Hacks/Hackers is launching in Brighton, a city on the south coast of the UK, home to a wealth of developer and journalistic talent. Hacks/Hackers Brighton will kick off with a meetup from 3.30-5.30pm on Thursday 8 September in the Brighton Dome. The event will be part of the Brighton Digital Festival, a month-long celebration of digital culture, and is organised by industry news and jobs site Journalism.