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 25 · 5:30 PM

    Hacks / Hackers #10

    18 Hacks and Hackers | 4.00 | 1 Photo

    Times in journalism are changing and challenging. This is especially true for writing styles that take time and therefore money. That's why literary genres in journalism... Learn more
  • April 30 · 6:00 PM

    Hacks / Hackers #9

    39 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    The SRF Data team, represented by Timo Grossenbacher and Julian Schmidli, will speak to us about life and work at the Swiss Radio and Television. We will learn how they... Learn more
  • February 19 · 6:00 PM

    Hacks / Hackers #8

    38 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    The NZZ Data team, represented by Alice Kohli and Thomas Preusse, will present some of their latest work, share insights into their working process and talk about how... Learn more
  • December 11, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Hacks / Hackers #7

    29 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    Piotr Fedorczyk, an interaction designer at Interactive Things, just recently came back from Qatar where, over the past couple of months, he was engaged with Al Jazeera... Learn more
  • September 25, 2014 · 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
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