What we're about

The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires.

Journalists call themselves "hacks," someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.

This group is to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial.

This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.

Please also check out our blog at http://hackshackers.com

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Upcoming events (1)

Tech and storytelling in legal services

ABC Brisbane Southbank

Banking has moved online. Shopping has moved online. Why shouldn’t we be able to access legal help the same way? Dr Ann Bui is part of the innovation team at Shine developing Claimify – a new legal startup. This month she tells Hacks/Hackers about her work on this new legal firm that enables clients to tell their story and seek advice at a time and place that’s convenient to them. Claimify focuses on the user experience and is completely online. For clients, it promises ease and convenience; for lawyers, it means automated paperwork and organised data to feed an AI prediction tool. So what can journalists and technologists learn from this innovation in the world of legal services? Come along to find out! 6:00pm Arrive / Socialise / Grab a drink 6:30pm Ann Bui speaks about Claimify 7:00pm Drinks / Food / Open Discussion 8:00pm Close

Past Events

Inside The Inside Story Of A Flying Telescope

ABC Brisbane Southbank

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