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Bonus Meetup on July 27: Behind The New York Times' Moment in Time Project

From: Jennifer 8. L.
Sent on: Sunday, July 11, 2010 4:59 AM
The Meetup at Meetup now has a waiting list, but don't despair. We have a bonus Meetup this month (before August) in a gorgeous penthouse space!!

What: Behind the 10K+ photos in The New York Times' Moment in Time Project

When: Tuesday, July 27,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $5.00 per person (no planned refreshments)

Where: Open Plans Penthouse
148 Lafayette St. 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10013

Come behind the scenes in The New York Times "Moment in Time" project, which generated 14,000 photo submissions from around the world chronicling an instant on May 2, 2010.

It was a project which pushed the boundaries of technology, photography, and community. Listen to those who conceived, built, publicized and synthesized what turned out to be a project of global scope. You will hear about project's ups, downs, hurdles, and surprises.

Speakers include Zach Wise, multimedia producer; Jim Estrin, photographer; and potentially others in the team (hopefully Jacqui Maher, the interactive news developer who is the Queen of Stuffy).

<For the hackers> This was the first major use of Stuffy, the Times' latest-generation reader submission system. Stuffy is a ?NoSQL? storage engine to make customized forms very simple. It uses Ruby on Rails and MongoDB. </hacker stuff>

We're superlucky this month because we got the Open Plans' beautiful penthouse space (thanks to Elizabeth Green and Gotham Schools). It's worth coming to the Meetup just to experience it.
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This Meetup will not have planned refreshments, so it's only $5. But if price is a hurdle (student?), email nyc[at]hackshackers[dot]com. We don't want the cost to be a deterrent. You can volunteer with registration or something.

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