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The week ahead for Hacks/Hackers:
- Hacks/Hackers-IRE in Columbia, Mo., gathers to discuss CSS preprocessors LESS & SASS.
- Hacks/Hackers Austin is celebrating its 5th birthday with an event on media innovation, with speakers Burt Herman, Trei Brundrett and Anna Tauzin. Happy birthday, Austin chapter!
- In Dublin, the chapter meets up to talk about how ‘data’ is used as a tool for investigative journalism in Ireland.
- The Miami Hacks/Hackers chapter is getting together for a Q&A with the founders of the media startup The New Tropic.
- Two notable events more than a week ahead: MozFest in London and I-Con leadership event in Miami.
Chapter Spotlight: @HacksHackersDEL
Hacks/Hackers Delhi brought together more than a half-dozen speakers to discuss different approaches for reaching a mobile news audience. Check out the Storify by Aayush Soni for a great recap, or search the hashtag #mobilexnews to see tons of live-tweets from the event.
These photos and more on the event’s Facebook page.
Worth a read:
- NICAR-L adds a Spanish-language data journalism listserv (IRE)
- Twitter lays off 8 percent of the company (TechCrunch)
- What AMP (maybe) means for news developers (by Ted Han, Justin Reese, Thomas Wilburn, and Julia Wolfe for Source)
- Github Gitdown: Unlocking the potential of the world’s largest co-creation platform (Phillip Smith)
- WNYC is ready to make a $15 million move into podcasts (Nieman Lab)
- Society for News Design to expand its training for journalists and technologists with $130,000 from Knight Foundation (Knight Foundation)
- The New York Times strategy memo (CNN Money)
- Google Launches Cloud Datalab, an interactive tool for exploring and visualizing data (TechCrunch)
- Two resource guides on data journalism recently shared by Hacks/Hackers chapters: 7 free resources for data journalism (Carolina Cristanchi, in Spanish), Intro to Data and Code (Lena Groeger)
- Data Viz: Humanitarian buzzword explorer and bingo (Ben Parker, IRIN News)
- Fusion and Univision start “The 19 Million Project” about migration crisis (spearheaded by Mariana Santos, who is now Director of Interactive Projects at Fusion, and with several other longtime Hacks/Hackers organizers taking part, including Hacks/Hackers Miami organizer Rachel Schallom)
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Have an excellent week ahead!
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