Hacks/Hackers Vancouver Launch Party + MoJo Jam!

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Mozilla Labs Vancouver

163 West Hastings Street, suite-200 · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

Mozilla Labs is on 2nd floor of "Flack Block". Across Victory Square/Dominion Building!. Buzz# 200. or Call: 778.327.8204

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It would be so nice if you could bring your own glass/mug/thermos for the FREE beer. (But don't stress about it) We're trying to keep this event as friendly as possible - that includes buddying up with ol' mother nature. We'll keep plastic on stand by. Thanks.

Also bring your own laptop if you think you need a computer. YES to WiFi.


Welcome, journalists, techies, media mongers and miscellaneous friends!

June 1 will be the inaugural event for Hacks/Hackers Vancouver. We'll briefly introduce HH and buckle down to brainstorm ideas for the mojo challenge (see below.)

There will be extremely free beer & pizza (courtesy Mozilla), mostly awesome people and tons of fun. Watch this space for more info. Sign up!

:: Miraj & Farida. Co-organizers, Hacks/Hackers YVR

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. :: mingling & mutual admiration.

7.20pm-7.40 pm. :: Introducing Hacks/Hackers, MoJo, Q/A.

Thanks to Mozilla Vancouver for sponsoring space for the event, and providing nourishment!

Learn more about: Hacks/Hackers (http://hackshackers.com/) & Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership (https://drumbeat.org/en-US/journalism/about/)

7.45pm :: Napkin-sketchathon (plus more beer!)

Sketch out your brainstorm ideas for the 'MoJo Challenge #3' : Create open web news apps (https://www.drumbeat.org/en-US/challenges/open-webs-killer-app/). We'll have napkins and pencils on hand!

addendum: challenge #1 & #2 are now open too 'till June 5.

Unlocking Video: (https://www.drumbeat.org/en-US/challenges/unlocking-video/) Tell stories better w/ video online Beyond Comment Threads (https://www.drumbeat.org/en-US/challenges/beyond-comment-threads/): Re-invent commenting and discussion

8.25pm-8.45pm :: showcase and submit ideas :: prize for the best concept.

==MoJo Jam==

Knight-Mozilla News Challenge [MoJo]

Are you a web developer with ideas about how news should work on the web? Or a news junkie with a hankering to hack?

Especially for students and young hackers: enter the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge at the meetup, gives you a chance at a paid app development fellowship at the Guardian, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Boston Globe and Zeit Online.