Knight-Mozilla News Innovation Meetup
May 2, 7pm, MIT MediaLab
Are you a web developer with ideas about how news should work on the web? Or a news junkie with a hankering to hack? If so, join Mozilla, Hacks/Hackers and the MediaLab on May 2 for beer, pizza and brainstorming about the future of news online.
Especially for students and young hackers: enter the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge at the meetup, gives you a chance at a paid app development fellowship at the Boston Globe, the BBC and other major news outlets.
For more info on the challenge, check out:
700pm - Beer, pizza and brainstorming kick off
Brainstorm around Mozilla's first news challenge topic: 'How can we use open video to tell stories on the web in new ways?'
730pm - News innovation talks and demos
Mozilla executive director will answer the question: why does a browser org care about news? He will also talk about the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge. A mystery guest will provide a demo of Mozilla's popcorn.js open video technology.
800pm - Napkin-sketch-athaon (plus more beer)
Sketch out your brainstorm ideas. Enter them in the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge on the spot. We'll have paper and markers on hand.
75 Amherst Street
MIT MediaLab Centre for Future Civic Media