We are diving head first into the new year and are pleased to announce Heather Timmons from Quartz (qz.com) as our first guest speaker. We'll start promptly at 8pm with Heather's presentation and have plenty of time for questions and general discussion afterwards. Upstairs at Delaney's. Food and drink is available and hearty.
The worlds of journalists, designers and developers 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. Designers and hacker-journalists work to bridge the two worlds.
Hacks/Hackers brings all these people together — those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for journalists, developers and designers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for those 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.
Please also check out our blog at HacksHackers.com or talk with us on Twitter at @HacksHackersHK or hashtag #HHHK. Help us build the future of news and civic information!