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

  • 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
  • November 27, 2013 · 6:30 PM

    Booting Hacks/Hackers Zurich

    16 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00 5.003

    We will kick off Hacks/Hackers Zurich with a big round of introductions. Maison Blunt is the perfect spot for this informal meetup and we're very much looking forward to... Learn more
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    Umberto Annino Umberto Annino joined
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    wolfgang wolfgang­ joined
    August 2
    "Unternehmer, Autor, Entwickler von 'Serious Games' und Simulationen, Veranstalter von Konferenzen und Workshops. Von Haus aus Ökonom (HSG) mit einer Passion für den Umgang mit Komplexität."
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    Stefan Friedli Stefan Friedli joined
    July 23
    Stefan Friedli
    "Hi. I'm Stefan. I run a company that helps people to be safe in terms of virtual and physical threats."
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    Michael Gede Michael Gede joined
    July 4
    Michael Gede
    "I studied software engineering and currently work as a middleware consultant."
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    René Pfitzner René Pfitzner joined
    July 1
    René Pfitzner
    "Hi - I am Rene, just about to finish my PhD. I do data-driven research and I want to continue in this direction, however shifting my focus from academia to "real world" :-)"
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    Dimitrij Aleshkov Dimitrij Aleshkov joined
    June 28
    Dimitrij Aleshkov
    "Dimitrij is a serial entrepreneur, husband, father, and owner of Bitkeeper AB. Plays chess and hangs out with friends. #hacker"
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    Amelia Lisiecka Amelia Lisiecka joined
    June 25
    Amelia Lisiecka
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    Christian Stettler

    "It's never too late to say thank you to such great presentatio­n. See you all at Thu Sep 25 at NZZ"

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    Yann Heurtaux

    "Great project, great place, fresh beers <3"

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    Renée Schauecker

    "interesting­ lecture, nice place. Love coming back."

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