Hacks/Hackers NYC: Wikileaks – Data Science & Data Journalism

When WikiLeaks released the Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, news organizations and the public alike sprang into action to understand the documents.

The New York Times was instrumental in analyzing and reporting the story in articles, photographs, maps and graphic information.

Meanwhile, several local hackers worked on their own data visualizations and were featured soon after on Wired, NPR and the New York Times.

RSVP now to join Hacks/Hackers NYC on March 9 at New Work City to learn how the analyses were done, the importance of independent validation checks on data, and see further examples of their work.

Speaking:

  • Drew Conway, PhD student, Dept. of Politics – NYU
  • Mike Dewar, Post-doc, Applied Mathematics – Columbia University
  • John Myles White, PhD student, Dept. of Psychology – Princeton University 
  • Jacob Harris, senior software architect, The New York Times

Registration for the event is $10, payable in advance. If the cost of registration is beyond your budget, email nyc [at] hackshackers [dot] com to volunteer.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentations begin at 7 p.m.

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