|Sent on:||Thursday, April 5, 2012 10:02 AM|
We'd like to invite you to a special FRONTLINE/PRX hack day event to be
held April 7th at Harvard's Innovation Lab. We're working with our
filmmaking teams to explore the narrative possibilities of both the
desktop and mobile web - and we need your help to do it. We're looking
for Boston-area designers and developers to partner with us to kick off
these experiments. We'll provide servers, pizza, caffeine... and most
importantly a whole bunch of folks eager to try out new things. All of
the code we write will go onto github for posterity and the demos will be
publicly available. If that wasn't enticement enough we'll also raffle
off an Amazon gift certificate during the demos.
Some of the documentary filmmakers already on board are Tom Jennings (A
Perfect Terrorist, Law & Disorder), Dan Edge (The Wounded Platoon) and
Carl Byker (Post Mortem.)
+ Friday - April 6th, 5:30pm: Pitch session @ PRX (66 Church St,
We get everyone in the same room and figure out the ideas, map out what
technologies are appropriate and divide into groups.
+ Saturday - April 7th, 8:30 - 4pm: Hack day @ Harvard iLab (125 Western
We'll recap for a few minutes and integrate anyone who couldn't make it to
Friday evening's revelry. Then we'll get cracking - each of our five
filmmakers will get together with team of developers and designers and
work on a project.
+ 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Demos
Time to show off what we've built. Then a quick discussion of what
worked, what didn't, and lessons learned.