More learning online in the fall

Welcome to July, hacks and hackers! More conferences have, unsurprisingly, moved to online. Many organizations are experimenting with a long series of workshops rather than a packed few days where sessions overlap. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1273150081823375361', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1273150081823375361'), ); See the events list below for the most up to date information. Worth a read: The National Institute of Health in the U.S. launched a secure national database for doctors, scientists and researchers to study demographics of COVID-19 patients in hopes of better understanding the disease Lokal is a mobile news app in India that jumped from 1,600 users to millions in less than two years.

Jul 5, 2020

SRCCON goes online this week

Greetings, hacks and hackers! SRCCON is going online for the first time ever later this week. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1280271012030865408', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1280271012030865408'), ); You can apply for an invite online or follow along at #SRCCON. Worth a read: Some of the most shared COVID-19-related misinformation across Europe include cures/remedies and 5G conspiracy theories. Read about this study and other recent fake news news (Nieman Lab) Objectivity, or remaining neutral, is often heralded as a principle of journalism, but it can often shut out minority voices and experiences in journalism (The Objective) An economics professor collected traffic data from cities across the U.

Jul 5, 2020

New jobs in US, UK, East Africa, remote

Good news, hacks and hackers! The jobs outlook is looking up - this week we have more openings than usual in the UK and remote. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1276513001106026496', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1276513001106026496'), ); Plus, a reminder: if you are a Hacks/Hackers organizer who would like to hold remote events, please get in touch to use our paid Zoom account. Worth a read: This Thursday, GIJN will be hosting a free one-hour webinar in both French and English on tracking African government budgets during the pandemic.

Jun 28, 2020

This is your chance to get involved with SRCCON

Happy Sunday, hacks and hackers! SRCCON just opened its call for participation, where you can pitch a session, apply for a stipend or just say why you’d like to attend. The form closes this Wednesday, and the conference will be held online July 16-17. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1273686074552803328', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1273686074552803328'), ); And a reminder that if you are a Hacks/Hackers organizer who would like to hold remote events, please get in touch.

Jun 21, 2020

Take your Hacks/Hackers adventures online

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Institute for Nonprofit News is hosting an online conference this Tuesday and Wednesday for anyone interested in nonprofit news media and public service journalism. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1270805761229074432', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1270805761229074432'), ); And Hacks/Hackers London is hosting their latest meetup online. if you are a local organizer who would like to remote events, please get in touch. H/H has a paid Zoom account for local groups who want to meet online.

Jun 14, 2020

New remote fellowships in tech and journalism

Hey all you cool hacks and hackers! The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT is accepting applications for remote fellowships. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1263113620457754624', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1263113620457754624'), ); Applications will be accepted through the end of June. Up to 20 fellowships will be announced at the end of July. Worth a read: The University of Miami created a coronavirus tracking website specifically for Latin American countries. Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly, published a piece musing on the global effects of COVID-19, the post-COVID future and how to prepare for the unknown.

Jun 7, 2020

More major conferences are now online

When a door closes, hacks and hackers, another one opens! Recently ONA announced its 2020 conference will be happening online. Not only that, but the event has been spread out over the first two weeks of October, so you can attend while balancing other needs in your life. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1263561737447501824', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1263561737447501824'), ); The AI for Good Summit followed a similar principle. Instead of attending the summit in Switzerland, you can register for an ongoing series of talks and interactive discussions.

May 31, 2020

Learn new skills from fellow hacks and hackers

Hope you’re staying safe, hacks and hackers! There are two cool online meetups coming up next week, from the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nigeria umbrella groups. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1263862979495370756', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1263862979495370756'), ); If you want to learn about health and safety online, and are in a somewhat similar time zone, go ahead and register below. The week ahead: Dar es Salaam is sharing health tips (online) Nigeria is staying safe on the web (online) Worth a read:

May 24, 2020

Join Hacks/Hackers webinars online

Welcome again, hacks and hackers! While some countries and regions are starting to meet in person again, online meetups are continuing apace. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1260863919268249603', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1260863919268249603'), ); London has reached more than 100 people with their online webinars, and you can join the next one on Wednesday. The week ahead: London is discussing investigative journalism techniques online Worth a read: Three disinformation experts talk about how social media platforms are responding to the infodemic caused by coronavirus-related disinformation being spread online (NBC News) Poynter compiled a list of resources, training and funding to assist journalists with coronavirus coverage, and plans to keep it updated as opportunities open (Poynter) The Atlantic published an in-depth feature on QAnon, a conspiracy theory group whose origins and spread are directly related to the prevalence of internet communities such as 4chan (The Atlantic) twttr.

May 17, 2020

Apply for a credibility grant

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! Our frequent collaborators, the organizers of WikiConference North America, have opened a second round of funding for WikiCred grants. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1256256198870999040', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1256256198870999040'), ); These grants range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and support projects that increase credibility on the web, especially in regards to Wikipedia. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, so apply soon! Worth a read:

May 10, 2020