When WikiLeaks released the Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, news organizations and the public alike sprang into action to understand the documents.
The New York Times was instrumental in analyzing and reporting the story in articles, photographs, maps and graphic information.
Meanwhile, several local hackers worked on their own data visualizations and were featured soon after on Wired, NPR and the New York Times.
RSVP now to join Hacks/Hackers NYC on March 9 at New Work City to learn how the analyses were done, the importance of independent validation checks on data, and see further examples of their work.
- Drew Conway, PhD student, Dept. of Politics - NYU
- Mike Dewar, Post-doc, Applied Mathematics - Columbia University
- John Myles White, PhD student, Dept. of Psychology - Princeton University
- Jacob Harris, senior software architect, The New York Times
Registration for the event is $10, payable in advance through our Meetup page. This include dinner from Xi'an Famous Foods and simple drinks. If the cost of registration is beyond your budget, email nyc [at] hackshackers [dot] com to volunteer.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentations begin at 7 p.m.
About the Host: NWCU
This event is part of NWCU, community-powered learning driven entirely by member participation. NWCU is a curated collection of classes, workshops, Meetup groups, and hackathons, all sharing one core common goal: help existing and aspiring independents build, learn, and share with one another, so more people can lead better, happier lives working for themselves.
NWCU is made possible by New Work City, amazing supporters of independents and innovation.
About New Work City
New Work City is a coworking space and community center for independents in Manhattan. We gather in a cozy shared environment to work, collaborate, learn, and socialize. All you need is some work to do and a friendly disposition!