WELCOME to the first Hacks/Hackers Canterbury Chapter meetup!
We've arranged a very exciting line-up featuring two terrific speakers with recent backgrounds at The Guardian:
Martin Belam - Linked In, Twitter, Blog, Consultancy Website
Nicola Hughes - Linked In, Twitter, Blog, OpenNews Website
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7pm - Martin Belam - Former Lead UX/IA at Guardian News and Media. Now setting up his own digital consultancy, Emblem - read here
Topic for Discussion:
'New Digital Divides'
The roll-out of 4G technology will bring increased speeds and
access to information when people are mobile. But it also risks
creating new digital divides. In this talk Martin Belam will examine
the implications of 4G technology for journalists, developers and
From Martin's blog - currybet.net:
Martin Belam was until very recently Lead User Experience & Information Architect at Guardian News & Media, working on the award winning Guardian website, and other products and applications like their Facebook, iPhone and iPad apps. Martin has very recently set up his own digital consultancy - Emblem. Currybetdotnet is his personal blog where he mostly writes about user experience, information architecture, journalism, and digital media. Here's is his CV
8pm - Nicola Hughes - Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow at the Guardian
Topic for Discussion: 'Data Journalism: Tips of the trade for those with no training...'
More info to come...
Nicola Hughes is a journalist by training. Whilst working at CNN International she grew interested in what she saw as a burgeoning field of journalism called data journalism. She adopted the online persona DataMinerUK and quit the newsroom to work for an online programming platform called ScraperWiki. She is currently a Knight Mozilla Fellow at The Guardian were she continues to learn to programming and dig the data.
Local parking in Canterbury [very easy]: http://goo.gl/maps/rZBm
Extremely fast bullet trains run from King's Cross St Pancras to Canterbury West direct - taking just under an hour.
Our venue Fruitworks Coworking space is on Canterbury High Street - see the map above.
I can't wait to see you all there!
Tom & Lizzie