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Waldo Canyon Fire Tracker - The 5Ws of breaking news apps

Scott Seibold and Robbie Trencheny are first responders of a different sort.

The two Colorado Springs developers launched into action during the devastating June wildfire that killed two, displaced tens of thousands of residents and caused millions of dollars in damage.

Join us for a discussion about their Waldo Canyon Fire Tracker, an open source web and mobile app that aggregated Twitter hashtag #WaldoCanyonFire posts, displayed a photo gallery of images and provided links to local resources for displaced residents.

Seibold and Trencheny will offer advice to content creators and developers on how to build on the fly during an emergency situation. We'll also explore how to fork their GitHub code to improve the trust/reliability of social media streams, best practices for community outreach and the emerging era of technology-enhanced local news.

SPECIAL DEAL: Bring a friend and get front-of-the-line access to the good beer.

Shout out to our fabulous location host—Denver coworking community, UncubedSpace.com.

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  • Wendy N.

    Have you developed a local news app or are you thinking about it?

    July 25, 2012

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