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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.

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  • May 15, 2013 · 6:30 PM

    Real World Data with The Texas Tribune

    45 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    Real World Data Few data sets are clean. Few data sets qualify as big data. The Texas Tribune deals with government data ranging from thousands to millions of rows and... Learn more
  • Apr 13, 2013 · 6:00 PM

    Post-hack drink up

    26 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

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  • Dec 10, 2012 · 6:30 PM

    Symbolia Launch Party!

    59 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    Symbolia is coming! Join the Symbolia Magazine team and Hacks/Hackers Chicago to celebrate the launch of a home-grown news venture at Matilda's on Monday December 10th,... Learn more
  • Oct 25, 2012 · 6:30 PM

    Tinkering Typos and More with Edit Huddle

    17 Hacks and Hackers | 5.00

    Who else has an inner copy-editor with a desire to fix mistakes in what they read? Edit Huddle is a crowdsourced editing tool connecting bloggers and reporters to their... Learn more
  • Sep 26, 2012 · 6:00 PM

    Do you get Git?

    47 Hacks and Hackers | 4.00

    You don't have to be a developer to use Git in your everyday life. Some lovely folks from the Tribune Apps team will show you how Git can be used to help you organize... Learn more
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