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 site at http://hackshackers.com, along with our question-and-answer site at http://help.hackshackers.com.

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  • New Member
    Ruta Ruta joined
    August 21
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    DAVID DAVID joined
    July 10
    DAVID
    "Former SPJ and IRE member, former Journalist professor and English teacher, web developer and programmer."
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    NICHOLAS W. NICHOLAS W. joined
    July 9
    NICHOLAS W.
    "I'm a digital media and marketing consultant, and Media Outreach Lead with Google, training journalists around the world on digital tools. Ex. New Yorker, professor and media producer. I make pictures, motion and still. nicholaswhitake­r.com"
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    Brent Brent joined
    June 19
    Brent
    ".NET Dev"
  • New Member
    Lydia H. Lydia H. joined
    May 23
    Lydia H.
    "Multimedia journalist who uses language and design to bring clarity and inspiration to group conversations and place-based communications.­"
  • New Member
    Eunice K. Eunice K. joined
    April 16
    Eunice K.
    "learning web development and interested in data visualization using d3.js"
  • New Discussion
    Ben N.

    "AT&T is hosting a Virtual Hackathon with $35,000 in cash prizes, which is open to both new and existing mobile applications that integrate their AT&T U-verse enabled APIs. If you have a winning music, gaming, or other second screen app idea, ..."

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  • New Member
    Ben N. Ben N. joined
    March 20
    Ben N.
    "AT&T Hackathon Organizer"
  • New Member
    Scott C. Scott C. joined
    January 17
    Scott C.
    "Founder of TinkerMill, the Longmont Hackerspace (tinkermill.org­). Member of The Concoctory Hackerspace in S. Denver (co-founder); The Loveland Creatorspace (co-founder) and Solid State Depot in Boulder. http://www.link­edin.com/in/sco­ttgconverse"
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    Neal R. Neal R. joined
    December 27
    Neal R.
    "Hacker since punchcards, architect of Progressive Congress News, Occupier, student of the obscured."
 
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