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 or talk with us on Twitter at @HacksHackersZRH. Help us build the future of news and civic information!

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Recent Meetups

  • September 25 · 5:30 PM

    Hacks/Hackers Meetup #6

    24 Hacks and Hackers

    We are very happy to have the team of Upfront come visit us for our next meetup. They are the designers and developers behind Livingdocs, a web editor specialized in... Learn more
  • June 19 · 5:00 PM

    Hacks / Hackers ZRH #5

    18 Hacks and Hackers | 4.50 4.503

    Julia Mia Stirnemann is a graphic designer and an artistic researcher living and working in Zürich. She holds an MA in Communication Design and her current assignments... Learn more
  • April 24 · 5:30 PM

    Hacks / Hackers ZRH #4

    31 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00 5.003

    Liebe alle, Andres Kaminski, Digital-Designer, wird uns einen Einblick in den Design-Prozess der NZZ geben. Andres wird Deutsch sprechen. Weiters wird Thom Nagy vom NZZ... Learn more
  • February 21 · 6:00 PM

    Hacks / Hackers ZRH goes Open Data

    14 Hacks and Hackers | 1.00 1.001

    Dear all, on Feb. 21st we will join in the Swiss Open Data community. invites all individuals interested in the topic of Open Data to Tamedia for a round of... Learn more
  • January 22 · 7:00 PM

    Hacks / Hackers ZRH #2

    17 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00 5.002

    Dear Hacks and Hackers, We kicked-off the Zurich chapter of H/H last year. Now it's all about keeping up the speed. Then about 15 journalists and coders joined in for... Learn more
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