The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires.

Journalists call themselves "hacks," someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.

This group is to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial.

This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.

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  • 5 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Summer lightning talks!

    65 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    Join Hacks Hackers DC for another round of lightning talks where fellow community members will showcase some exciting projects they are working on. • Sara Carothers, ... Learn more
  • April 29 · 6:30 PM

    Fundamentals of APIs

    30 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    Join Hacks/Hackers DC for a hands-on workshop on the fundamentals of APIs. Rachel Shorey, software developer at the Sunlight Foundation, will lead the session and guide... Learn more
  • February 11 · 6:30 PM

    Fireside Demos!

    39 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    Join Hacks Hackers DC for fireside demos! Come in and see what projects community members are working on. Hear what made them want to start working on the project, how... Learn more
  • December 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Holiday Mixer with DC Media Innovations

    49 Hacks and Hackers

    Join us and DC Media Innovations for a holiday mixer. Whether you've attended our meetups in the past or you'd like try it next year we'd love to have you! Join us for... Learn more
  • December 3, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    Behind the scenes of the NPR One app

    90 Hacks and Hackers | 4.00

    Join Hacks Hackers DC as Jeremy Pennycook from NPR discusses the NPR One app. Dubbed the Pandora for public radio, NPR One was designed to deliver a curated stream of... Learn more
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