Thanks everyone for coming to last week's inaugural Meetup (and Patch for providing us the dim sum). Earlier this week we uploaded photos, taken by Jigar Mehta, so feel free to tag them, as some of you have already. http://meetupnyc.hackshackers.com/photos/947426
Here is what we are juggling, based on ideas which have come our way, mostly in the last week! We hope these will all happen sometimes in the next few months. Watch our calendar.
- A hackathon of sorts.
- A "speed-dating" event between hacks and hackers so they can meet each other and see what they are working on.
- A demonstration of YouTube's lates work regarding news (The head of their news and politics team now works out of Google's New York office).
- A briefing about the New York Times "Moment in Time" project, which gathered 10,000 photos from around the world.
- A demo session for different content-related startups.
- In addition, we'd like to get a talk about design and usability, if anyone has any suggestions for speakers/format/topic.
As these get more traction, we'll put out a call for volunteers. Also bring us more ideas, we'll probably let you run with it. Email the organizers at nyc at hackshackers dot com.
Spaces & Venues
Thanks also to Meetup, Gawker and Gotham Schools for volunteering venues for future gatherings. Space donations are always welcome -- especially if capacity is > 100.
Last, but not least, Hacks/Hackers is putting together a crowd-sourced survival glossary that it will release under a Creative Commons license to sits like Poynter.org. Take a look, and see if you have something to add/tweak. http://docs.google.com/View?id=djwbx67_199cz6k6fcd
- Your Hacks/Hackers NYC Organizers