Buenos Aires Demo Day on June 8, followed by Hackathon @ Rosario on June 15-16

Lea este post en español The second meeting of Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires – Demo Day will take place on June 8, and will be followed a week later on June 15 and 16 by our first hackathon in Rosario, which is located 300 kilometers from Buenos Aires, as part ofthe 4th International Forum on Digital Journalism Rosario. We hope to have a good turnout at both, as in the first meeting of Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires we gathered about 140 professionals, including editors, journalists and major developers and started projects and proposals.

Demo Day at Colorado’s Hacks/Hackers

I’m happy to announce that we’ve successfully launched a Hacks/Hackers Meetup in Colorado. We now have two Meetups under our belt and both have gone great. Both Denver and Boulder have a strong history in both publishing and technology. Two of the largest publishing startups in the past decade, The Examiner and Associated Content, both came from this area. With Techstars, the five-year-old incubator that was just voted the top ranked in the country, Boulder’s startup ecosystem continues to grow and produce more and more innovative companies.

¡Demo Day en Buenos Aires y hackatón en Rosario!

This post also in english Llega el segundo encuentro de Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires – Demo Day, y una semana después, el primer Hackatón en Rosario, a 300 kilómetros de Buenos Aires, en el marco del 4° Foro Internacional de Periodismo Digital de Rosario. En el primer encuentro de Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires se reunieron cerca de 140 profesionales, entre editores, periodistas e importantes desarrolladores y se dispararon proyectos y propuestas.

Chicago hacks, hackers brainstorm MoJo Challenge ideas

By Katherine Zhu A group of 30-plus hacks and hackers gathered last week in the basement of the Tribune Tower for a “MoJo Beerstorm.” The event, hosted by the Chicago group of Hacks/Hackers, was a brainstorming meeting intended to inspire participants to submit ideas for the Knight/Mozilla MoJo Innovation Challenge – a chance for individuals to shape the future of news and re-open the web, à la Firefox. Phillip Smith, a key leader of the MoJo Challenge, flew in from Toronto to attend the May 24 event.

Do hacks and hackers need a Q&A community?

Almost two years ago, a couple of people interested in computer programming in journalism brainstormed an idea for a website where software developers working in journalism and media could go to get solutions to their programming problems from their peers. The site — at — has been running since**launched in **April 2010, attracting more than 200 registered users, 145 questions and more than 500,000 page views. The question now for Hacks/Hackers members is: Should the site continue to exist?

London 5/28 Design Jam by Mozilla, Knight, the Guardian, and Hacks/Hackers London

Do you have ideas for how news and journalism can be edgier, cooler, and more interactive online? Are you a web developer? A designer? A news junkie with a hankering to hack? If so, join Mozilla, Knight Foundation, Hacks/Hackers London & The Guardian, on May 28 in London for an all-day brainstorm and design jam about the future of journalism online. Qualify directly for a yearlong paid fellowship at the Guardian, the BBC and other major news outlets by entering your idea during the jam.

Hacks/Hackers Austin June Meetup: Integrating Tech Skills in Your Communications Career

Join Hacks/Hackers Austin on June 7 for a panel discussion on ways to integrate tech skills in a communications career. Four recent grads will discuss their positions at the Statesman, Austin Post, Texas Tribune and Facebook. They will share their experiences in using technology in their jobs and personal lives, what they learned in school, what they wish they had learned and how they acquire the skills they need. The panel will be moderated by Travis Swicegood (@tswicegood), a developer at Texas Tribune, who will provide the context of how technology is shaping processes in the modern newsroom.

Hacks meet Hackers in packed Ottawa pub

Walking and biking to work is most popular in Nunavut. Canada’s federal Conservative Party raises more funds through personal donations than the rival Liberal Party does overall. And in Ottawa, you’re most likely to get a parking ticket on Lynda Lane, not far from the Ottawa Hospital. Each of these tidbits, a story in their own right, and many more tales buried, sometimes deeply, in publicly available data were revealed the inaugural Hacks/Hackers Ottawa event on May 12.

Hacks/Hackers ATX Recap – QRANK and Simplitex

On May 3, Hacks and Hackers from the Austin area got together to watch two presentations. Marcus Mateus of Simplitex discussed the role of data in creating landing pages, providing more information about users and boosting conversion rates. Then Rodney Gibbs and Michael Baird of Ricochet Labs talked about the inception of their trivia app QRANK. The meeting was sponsored by Paintbrush Ranch in Wimberley (thanks to Lewis Knight).

Hacks/Hackers invades Buenos Aires with data journalism and journalism with data

Usted puede leer este post en español. Isn’t that symbolic? __We didn’t used traditional media to bring the 140 or so people to the inaugural meeting of Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, which took place in AreaTres – Hollywood this 4/28. Editors and journalists from Argentina publications like Página/12, La Nación, Apertura; NGOs such as Fundación Huesped; and a vast number of digital developers and entrepreneurs, accepted the proposal to meet to consider new ways thinking and doing journalism.