Hacks/Hackers May Meetup

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News Uk

1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF · London

How to find us

The building next to The Shard with 'News' in neon

Location image of event venue


Dear Hacks & Hackers

**Ensure your full name is listed on the Meetup page.** For security, our hosts need full names in advance and you probably won't get in if you are not listed with your full name.

*We are tight on numbers (we can get 220 max in The News Building) so it's unlikely that places will become available to people on the waitlist. If you want to come for post-talk drinks, we'll be in The Bunch of Grapes (SE1 9RS) (http://www.youngs.co.uk/pubs/bunch-of-grapes) from about 9pm / 9.30pm*

This month's Hacks/Hackers London will be hosted by News UK. We'll be meeting on the 17th floor (great views, folks!) of The News Building (AKA the Baby Shard), home to The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and Harper Collins.


1) Nick Petrie, @petren (https://twitter.com/petren), The Times/The Sunday Times

Nick will show the newsroom tools available to journalists at The Times and Sunday Times. Having a suite of tools built by in-house developers, reporters can self serve and build their own immersives, charts and emails.

2) Benjamin Lauderdale, @benlauderdale (https://twitter.com/benlauderdale), FiveThirtyEight

A FiveThirtyEight (http://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/ben-lauderdale/) analyst and associate professor of social research methods at LSE, Benjamin will talk pre-election expectations, forecasting, the election results—and doing better next time.

Lighting pitches:

Kevin Delaney, @kevinjdelaney, (https://twitter.com/kevinjdelaney) Quartz on Things

Mevan Babakar, Full Fact

Jack Dearlove, @jackdearlove (https://twitter.com/Jackdearlove), on podcasting

Adrian McShane, NewsUK

Look forward to seeing you all soon!

– Cassie, Sarah, Pete, Joanna and the rest of the Hacks/Hackers team