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.
Hacks/Hackers Dublin in collaboration with UCD Data Journalism Studio are running a workshop on data visualisation tools for journalists. The session will be at the beginner level and suited for anyone interested in using data visualisation tools in their day-to-day reporting.
The session will focus on two tools that are easy to get to grips with for beginners: Flourish and Timeline JS.
Flourish is a data visualisation platform that makes it easy for journalists to produce interactive visuals for their stories, from a simple bar chart and maps to sophisticated data visualisations, based on a number of different templates.
Timeline JS is an open-source tool for building interactive timelines.
You are also invited to visit UCD iSchool's Information Design exhibition at the end of this session.
Aoife Ryan-Christensen is a digital editor with EVOKE.ie and a Data Journalism student at UCD.
Nora-Ide McAuliffe is a digital production journalist with The Irish Times and a Data Journalism student at UCD.