UPDATE August 15th. We have found a another venue with more space, so we have opened up the attendee list again. Please join:)
Hacks/Hackers Denmark welcomes journalists, designers and developers with an interest in meeting new playmates and explore the intersection between technology and journalism.
Today we are happy to announce our first event.
We believe that much can be achieved when uniting the creativity and skills of developers, journalists and designers.
We aim to provide the platform for people to develop new and novel projects, like monitoring the emergence of the 17-year cicadas in this project. http://project.wnyc.org/cicadas/
On August 20th[masked] pm we will have our very first event, a so called “mixer” in Copenhagen. Foundershouse.dk has let us use their place. Firstmovers in this new movement in Denmark will meet. The Co-organizers will talk about visions for Hacks/Hackers Denmark, listen to your input and reflections - and start planning our first real event.
About Hacks/Hackers Denmark
Our plan is to do about four events a year, mostly meetups with a theme. Here you can meet some of the frontrunners in the intersection between journalism and technology. In addition to this we want to host an annual hackathon. At this hackathon we will actually build stuff. Like actually;-)
So, let’s talk a little bit about Hacks/Hackers. Some people think it sounds very dangerous. And hackers - that can’t be good?!
Well, it is. Hack is a nickname for a journalist, because they hack into society, communities, public bodies, companies, anything to develop a better understanding of these and essentially create a better world. We also like to put designers into this group because without designers it’s unlikely that people will interact.
Hackers are talented computer developers who hack information and code essentially also to create a better world. These three groups can contribute endlessly to each other in an equal environment.
So why do we want to create this in Denmark?
Well, because it’s needed to create better lives in Denmark as well as it is in the rest of the world. Journalism and civic information are under serious pressure and we believe that the way to revitalize it is through collaborating with developers, who want to enlighten people’s minds. And many developers dream of applying what they know is technologically possible to journalism, cracking all of the difficult nuts in storytelling through brilliant code.
Check out much more about the global non-profit movement Hacks/Hackers at www.hackshackers.com.
And please, tell all of your geeky, lovely and bright friends to join this mixer. The more the merrier.