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
And join the Hacks/Hackers Chicago Google Group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/hacks-hac...
Help us build the future of media!
Welcome to the media revolution!
Sep 18, 2013 · 6:30 PM
Choose your own adventure
We've got this room set up at 1871, so let's put it to some use.
What would you like to work on?
Would you like to lead the group on something you've been... Learn more
Aug 14, 2013 · 6:30 PM
Django Jail Hack
In cahoots with FreeGeek Chicago
A workshop focusing on fundamental data journalism and web development skills using the Supreme Chi-Town Coding Crew's Cook County Jail... Learn more
Jul 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM
SEO for News
There’s nothing more important for building an audience on the web than SEO. And although journalists likely have SEO-friendly headlines, keywords, and link-building... Learn more
Jun 12, 2013 · 6:30 PM
Collaborative Innovation Class Project Presentations
PLEASE RSVP HERE –> We moved this event to another meetup group. Sorry for the confusion.
The Collaborative Innovation class is known for its final presentations. Come... Learn more
May 31, 2013 · 9:00 AM
Chicago MigraHack: Immigration Hackathon + workshops
Chicago Migrahack taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 31st- June 2nd, 2013, at Cibola in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
The first day will consist of workshops... Learn more