• Data Visualisation for Journalists

    University College Dublin

    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. Who’s facilitating? 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.

  • #HHDub: The Media Vs Misinformation

    Dogpatch Labs

    What we'll be talking about: Trolls, bots, dark ads and ‘fake news’ - how can the media stand up to misinformation in the modern media environment? For the next Hacks/Hackers Dublin we’ll be delving into how the media can tackle misinformation with tech - we’ll be looking at how to use algorithms to spot fake news trends, expose misinformation campaigns through collaborative civic activism and fact-check false claims without amplifying propaganda or falling for the tactics of extreme political groups. Who's speaking? Parsa Ghaffari, CEO of Aylien Christine Bohan, Acting editor of The Journal.ie Liz Carolan, Founder of Transparent Referendum Initiative Ciaran O’Connor, Journalist with Storyful’s News intelligence team Who's attending? Tickets are free to the public and all journalists (hacks) and techies (hackers) are welcome - tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks also to our generous hosts Dogpatch Labs and Hacks/Hackers International for sponsoring the event. What we're about: Hacks/Hackers Dublin is all about bringing together the world of journalism and tech to share ideas and help build the future of media. This group aims to help members find inspiration, think in new directions, and bring together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures. Follow us @HacksHackersDUB and join the conversation #HHDub

  • Digital Innovation and Journalism

    Google - Gordon House

    Digital Innovation have been in the forefront of change in the news and media industry in the past few years, as well as the subject of numerous debates. In our next meet up we will get together to discuss how innovation can play a role in Ireland’s small media marketplace? Could tech and media communities in Dublin work together to meet the challenges of new media? Join us for an evening of presentations from some of the leading innovators in Irish media and tech as we discuss the interplay of innovative and journalism in Ireland. Speakers include: Mark Little, Journalist and entrepreneur Mark is the founder of Storyful and will be joining us on the evening to speak about his newest work, Neva Labs. Neva Labs is an alternative news personalisation platform designed by journalists and developers to promote better transparency, diversity and collaborative filtering for news consumers online. Matt Cooke, Head of Partnerships & Training, Google News Initiative Matt will present fan overview on the Google News Lab & Digital News Initiative, the international funding initiative to promote innovation in digital journalism worldwide. Gavin Sheridan, CEO of VizLegal Gavin will be giving an insight into how his non-profit initiative Right To Know is working to promote government transparency through open-sourced FOI requests dispersed through collaboration with Irish news organisations. Bahareh Heravi, Director of UCD Data Journalism Bahareh will talk about Data Journalism at UCD. Just as UCD celebrates the end of the first year of this initiative, Bahareh will take us through the journey during the past year in UCD Data Journalism Studio, how the studio collaborated with Irish news organisations, and how it fed into a number of national investigations, such as the latest RTÉ Investigations Unit stories. Refreshments and light bites will be provided, courtesy of Google.

  • Workshop: Introduction to Data Journalism @datajconf

    University College Dublin

    Hacks/Hackers Dublin is pleased to announce partnership with the European Data and Computational Journalism Conference (http://datajconf.com), to be held in Dublin on the 6th and 7th July 2017. As part of the conference, and in partnership with the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, we are hosting a half a day workshop on "Introduction to Data Journalism" on the second day of the conference. The tentative programme of the workshop is as follows: 9:30 - 10:30: Introduction to Data Journalism: Tips & Tricks for Data Journalism Starters 10:30 - 11:00: Introduction to R for Data Journalists I 11:00 - 11:20: Break 11:20 - 12:30: Introduction to R for Data Journalists II 12:30 - 13:00: The way forward This workshop is part of the conference and registration to the European Data and Computational Conference (http://datajconf.com) is necessary for attending the workshop. The European Data and Computational Journalism is the first of its kind in Europe, and brings together industry, practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production and information, data, social and computer sciences, facilitating a multidisciplinary discussion on these topics in order to advance research and practice in the broad area of Data and Computational Journalism. Inaugurated and held in Dublin, the conference will present a mix of talks from academic and industry leaders in the area. For more information on the conference and its programme please visit http://datajconf.com . Registration fees The standard registration fee for the conference is €35. However, Hacks/Hackers Dublin members can avail of a reduced rate of €15. This registration will allow you to attend the full day conference on the 6th July as well as the workshop on the 7th July. To register as a Hacks/Hackers member, please RSVP to this event AND register on http://datajconf2017.eventbrite.ie (both must be present). Registration for the conference is necessary for participation in this workshop. The organisers will not be able to admit individuals without a conference badge to the workshop. Please note, space is limited for this workshop. We look forward to seeing you in July!

  • Information Visualisation and News

    University College Dublin

    For our next event we are delighted to have Aleksandra Wisniewska (https://twitter.com/alekswis) from the Financial Times joining us in Dublin. Alessandra will give a talk on information visualisation at the FT, mainly with respect to data driven investigations and stories. She will further be providing an overview of the FT's Visual vocabulary (https://github.com/ft-interactive/chart-doctor/blob/master/visual-vocabulary/Visual-vocabulary.pdf). Aleksandra Wisniewska is an Interactive Data Journalist at the Financial Times in London, where she has been involved in many data driven investigations, and interactive visualisations. You can see examples of her work here (https://www.ft.com/aleksandra-wisniewska). This event is brought to you in collaboration with the UCD School of Information and Communication Studies (http://www.ucd.ie/ics/). Please come and join us in UCD for this invigorating talk. When: Friday 31 March 2017, 14:00 - 15:00 Where: H2.22, O'Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin Note 1: Space is limited for this event. Secure your place soon by RSVPing, to guarantee yourself a place in this talk. Note 2: UCD School of Information and Communication Studies has recently launched a new Postgraduate Professional Certification programme in Data Journalism (http://bit.ly/ucddatajournalismcpd), which the Hacks/Hackers community may find interesting.

  • Christmas social meet-up

    The Library Bar @ The Central Hotel

    Let's get together for pre Christmas drinks. To welcome the holiday season, this will be a social meet up and there will no presentations! Come to drink, mingle and chat. Hope to see many of you there.

  • Investigative Journalism on the Digital Frontier Conference

    Location visible to members

    Hacks/Hackers Dublin is delighted to have partnered up with Investigative Journalism on the Digital Frontier Conference, to be held from 11 Nov 2016 to 13 Nov 2016 in Dublin. The conference programme includes: • Masterclass with Carol Leonnig (2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner) on investigative journalism • Masterclass with George Carey on producing an investigative documentary • Cleraun Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism • A session on ICIJ's work on Panama Papers. • And many more interesting talks and discussion. Please check the conference brochure (http://www.cleraunmedia.com/images/CleraunMC2016.pdf) for a full list of talks and masterclasses. You can find more information on the conference here: http://www.cleraunmedia.com/ Registration is ONLY via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16th-cleraun-media-conference-tickets-28417220672?ref=ebtnebregn). We have a good news that Hacks/Hackers Dublin members get a 17% discount for admission. To avail of this discount please choose "General Admission" and Enter promotional code on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16th-cleraun-media-conference-tickets-28417220672?ref=ebtnebregn). Your discount code is: Hacks Date and Time: Fri, 11 Nov 2016, 19:30 – Sun, 13 Nov 2016, 18:00 GMT

  • ONA Ireland's launch

    The Annex

    Hacks/Hackers Dublin is pleased to support the launch of the The Irish branch of the Online News Association, and to invite HHDub members to join ONA Ireland's first event, addressing Irish 2016 Election (http://www.meetup.com/ONA-Ireland/events/227940000/). In the final countdown to the 2016 election, join ONA Ireland panel of experts for a discussion on how newsrooms can make a big impact online. ONA Ireland's panelists on the night will include Paddy Logue, Digital Editor with The Irish Times; Susan Daly, Editor with The Journal.ie; Niamh Lyons, Political Editor with the Ireland edition of The Times; Glen Mulcahy, Innovation Lead with RTÉ; Gavan Reilly, Political Correspondent with Today FM; Paraic Gallagher, Political Correspondent with Newstalk 106 and Joe Galvin, News Editor with Storyful. For more information please visit ONA Ireland meetup page (http://www.meetup.com/ONA-Ireland/events/227940000/). http://www.meetup.com/ONA-Ireland/events/227940000/ Please confirm your attendance via ONA Ireland Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/ONA-Ireland/events/227940000/) for January 27 at 7pm in the Annex, NDRC, Digital Exchange Building, Crane Street, Dublin 8 (map (https://www.google.ie/maps/place/NDRC/@53.3421563,-6.2834594,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x630c0a24541418e0?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisvNG_xZrKAhXCqQ4KHVmpBWIQ_BIIeTAK)). Spaces are limited! Questions to Áine Kerr and Liam Corcoran via [masked]

  • News Impact Summit

    DCU, the Helix

    Hacks/Hackers Dublin is partnering with the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Lab for the upcoming News Impact Summit Dublin (http://newsimpact.io/events/news-impact-summit-dublin/) (#NISDUB), which will take place at The Helix (https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Helix/@53.3865594,-6.2610896,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xe383e03a9c3c9923?hl=en-US) in Dublin City University on Tuesday 8 December. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/news-impact-summit-dublin-tickets-19293376007 This is a free full day event and will centre on the theme "The Future of Digital Journalism: Social Media, Data and Video Stories" and will be joined by a number of speakers from major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. As a partner, Hacks Hackers Dublin will hold a workshop on "Getting started with Data Journalism with Hack/Hackers Dublin". Bahareh Heravi will run this workshop. For more information please visit: http://newsimpact.io/ All attendees of the News Impact Summit Dublin are invited to join its After Party at the Workman's Club at 20PM. The After Party will offer a few lighting talks from news startups incl. NewsWhip followed by a karaoke party. Some drinks and finger food will be offered by the organisers. For the News Impact Summit Dublin, please RSVP on the meet-up site AND register via Evenbrite here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/news-impact-summit-dublin-tickets-19293376007). You can only get your ticket from Eventbrite Registration page and will not admitted if you do not have an Eventbrite ticket. For the After Party, you can register here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/news-impact-summit-dublin-after-party-tickets-19529861341). (Note: you will not be granted an access if you have not registered for the News Impact Summit Dublin. If you cannot make it to the summit, but only for the After Party, contact Maaike at [masked] )

  • Data Journalism Hackathon

    Qualtrics Dublin Office

    Hacks/Hackers Dublin has partnered up with Qualtrics and Getbulb for an exciting Data Journalism hack weekend. Register for your ticket here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-journalism-weekend-tickets-19473020328 Qualtrics have surveyed 5,000 respondants across Europe and collected their opinions on "attitudes to work". Combined this represents hundreds of thousands of data points, there are great stories waiting to be told! We are giving 6 teams two days to sift through and analyse the data. Teams will comprise of journalists, designers and web developers. If you would like to get involved register for this event today as numbers will fill up fast. When you register, please specify area of interest journalist / designer / web developer / other. People of all skill levels are welcome to join. What do the winning team get? Qualtrics and our media partner The Irish Times will present an award to the winning team on Sunday afternoon. Teams will be judged on the following criteria: Visualise, Narrate, Socialise, Humanise, Personalise, Utilise Communication Prize: Winning team will be featured on the Irish Times Website (http://www.irishtimes.com/). They will also win a Qualtrics software license. For more information and to register for your ticket please visit: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-journalism-weekend-tickets-19473020328 Tickets are limited, so grab yours today.