We're teaming up with IRE DC (http://www.meetup.com/IRE-DC-meetup-group/) to talk about the reporting, data and tools behind the story that's been sweeping awards season. The Center for Public Integrity (http://www.publicintegrity.org/)'s "Breathless and Burdened (http://www.publicintegrity.org/environment/breathless-and-burdened)" series has won the Pulitzer, Goldsmith, SPJ, Poe and IRE awards for investigative reporting this year.
Reporter Chris Hamby (https://twitter.com/ChrisDHamby), who joined Buzzfeed's new investigations team last week, reported this story for a year and created his own databases. CPI news developer Chris Zubak-Skees (https://twitter.com/zubakskees) will talk about their multimedia efforts, which included tools like DocumentCloud, D3.js and jQuery.
Doors open at 6, and the two Chrises will talk at 6:30. After that, we move to the bar! Clyde's (http://www.clydes.com/gallery-place) (707 7th St NW) is just around the corner from the library (http://dclibrary.org/mlk) (901 G St NW).