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 aims 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.

Originally founded in San Francisco in November 2009, 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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    Joppie Nieman Joppie Nieman joined
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    Joppie Nieman
    "I am the editor of Orange Tail News, a monthly e-newsletter for aviation travel and tourism. In addition I have a weekly radio program on these topics on Radio Salsaa."
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    Howard Diesel Howard Diesel joined
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    Howard Diesel
    "Cant get enough DATA! This DATA thing is taking me to all sorts of learning experiences that I never imagined. Where is the DATA leading you?"
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    thulisile
    "my name is thulisile thukwana im from soweto, I studied Bsc Information Technology at North West University(Vaal­ Triangle). im currently in a learnership with Jump Start TSC Technologies."
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    David Vannucci David Vannucci joined
    July 7
    David Vannucci
    "Seecrypt, secure communications.­"
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    SB SB­ joined
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    SB
    "Im a IT and Computer Science student. Web developer and branding consultant, founder of www.litepalace.­co.za and www.sbng.co.za.­ Im an emerging entrepreneur driven by the unemployment rate. Im open minded and Im a risk taker."
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    Morne Gouws
    "Web engineer of sorts, interested in electronics as a hobby"
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    Zweni Nkabinde Zweni Nkabinde joined
    June 24
    Zweni Nkabinde
    "I live to code, I code to live! HTML5 + Javascript + CSS3 + ASP.NET MVC + Web API...developer­. My official job title is Web Architect and App Developer. My interests largely cover my duties (Yey!) and business in the tech industry (again, Yey!)"
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    Grant McNulty Grant McNulty joined
    June 21
    Grant McNulty
    "Partner at McNulty Consulting, which develops digital platforms to share cultural resources & to record & share local histories & culture. Part-time project manager of FHYA at UCT. More info here: www.mcnulty.co.­za and here: bit.ly/UrQIhO"
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    Jonathan Theo Naidoo
    "I guys im an amateur writer and animator n im really keen too meet."
 

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