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Hacks/Hackers Seattle Message Board › Join us for Brainstorm 2011: Free beer, pizza and a chance to enter Knight-M

Join us for Brainstorm 2011: Free beer, pizza and a chance to enter Knight-Mozilla's News Innovation Challenge

Karen J.
user 13322457
Seattle, WA
We just nailed down a location for Brainstorm 2011!

Join us this Thursday at 7 p.m. for free pizza, beer, and a napkin sketchathon at the offices downtown. Only 27 tickets remaining. RSVP here:­


Where: Groundwire, 1402 Third Ave, Suite 1000, Downtown Seattle

When: Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free (RSVP for a space here: http://www.eventbrite...­)

Mozilla, the founders of Firefox, have teamed up with the Knight Foundation to help solve a big challenge: reinventing the way we get news.

Hacks/Hackers Seattle invites technologists and journalists to a night of free pizza, beer and brainstorming, as we submit proposals for the Knight-Mozilla News Challenge. Nationwide, 15 winners of the challenge will be selected for a paid fellowship with a global news organization such as The BBC, Al-Jazeera or The Boston Globe.

We are especially looking for hackers and tech-savvy journalists (though civic-minded programmers, bloggers, designers, makers, innovators, and creators of all stripes are welcome!) to brainstorm projects in three areas:

  • Improving user engagement
  • Building in HTML5
  • New uses for video

Mozilla's News Technology Program Manager will be on site to answer questions, so bring your laptop, grab a beer and let's get thinking about the future of news.

Space is very limited, please RSVP.

Learn more about The Knight-Mozilla News Challenge:­

Follow Hacks/Hackers Seattle on Twitter @hackshackersea or join our Meetup­ page.

Brainstorm 2011 Program

7 p.m. Eat, drink and connect with your co-conspirators
Brainstorm around Mozilla's first news challenge topic: 'How can we use open video to tell stories on the web in new ways?'

7:30 p.m. - News innovation talks and demos
Your host, Hacks/Hackers Seattle Chapter will talk about the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge. Guest Speaker Nathaniel James will demo an open video tool and present about common obstacles facing journalists using video.

8 p.m. - Napkin sketchathaon (plus more beer)
Sketch out your brainstorm ideas. Enter them in the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge on the spot. We'll have paper and markers on hand.


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