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
Help us build the future of media!
Welcome to the journalism revolution!
9 West, 7th Floor
Mkungu Close, Westlands, Nairobi
Come help us hack the Kenyan Government budget. Government spending shapes your life. It pays for the roads and bridges you travel on, for the schools and clinics that...
Justin A. (Organizer),
Nqobile B. (Co-Organizer)
44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg
As an aspiring data journalist or open data evangelist you may find yourself wondering: “where is the data that I need for my story and how can I get it into a format I...
adam o. (Co-Organizer),
Theresa M. (Co-Organizer),
Siyabonga A. (Co-Organizer)