The worlds of hackers and journalists 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. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.
This group is to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists 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 http://hackshackers.com
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Welcome to the media revolution!
June 29 · 7:00 PM
Coding for Journalism Workshop (part 1)
Coding and web development fundamentals
This will be the first of a 2-part series focusing on coding for data visualization and communication, and will consist of a... Learn more
January 21 · 6:30 PM
Hack the J-School! A fast-paced overview of journalism tech at USC.
Join us for an exciting evening exploring the frontiers of journalism and technology with Robert Hernandez, Amara Aguilar and Peggy Bustamante from USC's Annenberg... Learn more
Dec 9, 2015 · 6:00 PM
Show and Tell- Makers and Content Creators
This is a special event geared for startups, makers, designers, and inventors to showcase products made their own products to other attendees at the event. While also... Learn more
Nov 19, 2015 · 6:30 PM
Show and Tell with the Los Angeles Times Data Desk
Join the Los Angeles Times Data Desk for a behind-the-scenes tour of their work. (details below)
Parking for the Hacks/Hackers... Learn more
Oct 27, 2015 · 7:30 PM
H/H LA Planning meetup
Get together to plan the Nov 19th event, to discuss promotion/recruiting, and to discuss the 'Follow the 990 Money' project.
**** We will meet on the ground floor, on... Learn more