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Hacks/Hackers London: October meet up


This month's Hacks/Hackers London is taking an international turn as we have two amazing speakers who will be over from the US: 

• Miranda Mulligan, Knight Lab, Evening Edition and former digital design director at the Boston Globe

• Jacqui Maher, assistant editor of interactive news at the New York Times

They are in town for MozFest (the Mozilla Festival) so we thought we would arrange a Hacks/Hackers round them.

And we have another new venue. This month our friends at Wayra, Telefónica's global startup accelerator, are hosting us.

Miranda Mulligan, executive editor, Knight Lab @jmm

In addition to her role at the Knight Lab, Northwestern University's team of technologists, journalists, designers and educators working to advance news media innovation through exploration and experimentation, Miranda is editor-in-chief of Evening Edition.

She will be talking about both the work of the Knight Lab and the simple formula of Evening Edition, which provides a daily email of five stories at 5pm. (More on that here.)

Jacqui Maher, assistant editor of interactive news, New York Times, @jacqui

Jacqui Maher started in November 2009. She has worked as a programmer on sites like Friendster, Hearst Interactive Studios, Live Nation, and the web and mobile division of EastMedia Group in New York.

She will be talking through some of the interactives she's worked on at the New York Times.

#Mozfest Specials

There are too many good people in London and too many interesting projects coming out of Mozfest so tonight we'll start with a special slot that will include three short 2-minute pitches:

Joanna Geary, Hacks/Hackers buddy scheme trial

Mohammed Haddad, data viz, Al Jazeera English (based in Qatar)

David Eads, news apps, Chicago Tribune

Lightning round

Jeremy Walker, Newsfixed @Jwalkerpress

Matt Hill, Spark London on podcasting


We are delighted to say that we have a drinks sponsor for the evening. Tableau has generously offered to buy the beers.

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  • Graeme J.

    on assumption no video replay....
    joanna: as meaningful hacks hackers support n cross-pollination
    miranda: evening edition was actually external innovation from outside the sector, simplified news with just 5 links
    high percentage 85% open/read rate on dominant 30k+ email subscriptions, experimenting with local versions such as cairo and tugboat - timeline js (end user tool hopefully by year end), soundcite js, storymap js (only launched last week!) and twxplorer
    lightning talks: supports simple static websites via google spreadsheets; if in chicago, open data on saturday nights + welcome
    @jacqui: focus on automated tech such as server scripts, now integrated into ruby on rails

    best regards

    October 30, 2013

  • Med B.

    This was a seriously awesome informative event and showcase of great products by cool speakers. Great venue too. Thanks WayraUK and all who presented...

    October 29, 2013

  • Eugene B.

    yes very informative and brilliant

    October 29, 2013

  • Ville T.

    Thanks for the super event - very very interesting topics and great venue! Thx Wayra & HHLND

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great venue and topics

    October 28, 2013

  • Marian

    Looking forward to seeing you guys tonight. Btw, if you look for investors, here is a tip for Thursday:

    October 28, 2013

  • Kal

    There are always problems entering this venue (Wayra Academy). Somebody upstairs should keep an eye out on people buzzing at the door downstairs.

    October 28, 2013

    • Joanna G.

      Thanks for the info Kal - we've got a few H/H committee members turning up tonight so we'll try and post someone on door duty. :)

      October 28, 2013

  • Milverton W.

    Is the Monday, Oct 28 meetup still on?

    October 27, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Very much so! See you later

      October 28, 2013

  • Gabriela R.

    Here for mozfest. I live in portland, or

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Noppanit C.

    Im a developer in London.

    October 23, 2013

  • Noppanit C.

    Im a developer in London.

    October 23, 2013

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