Past Meetup

Hacks/Hackers London: November meetup

This Meetup is past

215 people went

The Wayra Academy

2-10 Capper Street, WC1E 6JA · London

How to find us

The meet up is on the 3rd floor. You might need to buzz the buzzer.

Location image of event venue


The last Hacks/Hackers London meet up of 2013 promises to be another great event.

Here are a few details of what is happening.

There will be drinks. Our friends at NewsWhip ( have generously agreed to sponsor the booze, and Paul Quigley (, founder and CEO, is coming over from Dublin to help us drink it.


Roger Beecham from the giCentre and transport hub, City University, London will talk about the Barclays Bikes data.

Roger will demonstrate the stories they have found by visualising the data from the London bike share scheme.

Knight Mozilla fellow Annabel Church will be running "Data Stringer" Workshop.

Stringer journalists are freelance reporters that create news stories from remote countries or crisis zones. Data stringers, in a similar way, are small computer programmes that live in a remote data feed and ask routine journalistic questions of that data. Keeping track of what is happening in government or business, they can trigger notifications whenever events of journalistic significance occur.

In this session, we'll brainstorm some data stringers, designing small agents that make sense of open data and flag up the bits that a merit journalistic attention - or that of anyone else who is interested in what is happening.

Lightning round

Three-minute thunderbolts of insight from:

- Arturo Calvo Devesa @Arturo_C_Devesa ( and Miguel de Vega Rodrigo, Dialective (

Dialective ( is an online platform enabling people to easily create visual, interactive stories, currently in a beta phase.

- Elliot Bentley, @elliot_bentley, oTranscribe (

oTranscribe ( is an open source web app designed to make transcription easier.

- Paul Quigley, @paulyq, NewsWhip (

NewsWhip is a tool for newsrooms that surfaces articles gaining traction on social media.

- The Hacks Hackers Buddy Scheme ( An Update