Get Ready for Open Data Day

It’s back, hacks and hackers! The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Data Day this year will be on March 7th, and if you’re interested in organizing an open data-related event in your area, you can apply for a mini-grant of up to $300 to help with funds. The deadline to apply is tonight. TWO DAYS LEFT: The deadline for the #OpenDataDay 2020 mini-grant scheme is midnight GMT on Sunday 9 February.

Feb 9, 2020

Solutions Specialists, the coronavirus and a new global call

Hello, hacks and hackers! If you’re looking for an interesting new opportunity, the Solutions Journalism Network is hiring six Solutions Specialists to work part time, and remotely, on their Solutions Story Tracker. The deadline to apply is this Thursday. The very interesting @soljourno network is hiring six "Solutions Specialists" to work part time. And remote! #journalismjobs — Samantha Sunne (@SamanthaSunne) January 30, 2020 Also, the monthly global open call is happening this Wednesday at 12 pm US EST.

Feb 2, 2020

Hacks/Hackers DC gets a reboot

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! The University of Florida’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is giving away $3,000 prizes to pieces of journalism work published in 2019 that highlights secrecy in government or utilizes public records. The submission deadline is February 28. We're restarting our group – join us on January 30! See more details and RSVP here: — Hacks/Hackers DC (@HacksHackersDC) January 21, 2020 Also, Hacks/Hackers DC is holding a little get-together next week to discuss future plans for the chapter.

Jan 26, 2020

Apply for the first Sigma Data Journalism Awards

Hello, hacks and hackers! If you mourned the loss of the Data Journalism Awards, buck up: some news nerds got together to create the Sigma Data Journalism Awards to honor great data journalism from around the world. You have until the 3rd of February to apply, if you are so inclined. Attention data journos! A bunch of us were very sad the Data Journalism Awards died, so we decided to do something about it—and try to do something a bit different.

Jan 19, 2020

Join MisinfoCon next month in DC

Happy 2020, hacks and hackers! Our first global open call of the decade is coming up on Wednesday! Feel free to tune in to hear what’s going on in HH chapters and share what’s going on in yours. Now announcing: #MisinfoCon 7.0! Saturday, February 22nd, in Washington, DC. In collaboration with @theNASEM — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) January 3, 2020 Also, along with our partners at Mozilla and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Hacks/Hackers will be hosting MisinfoCon @ NASEM in Washington, D.

Jan 5, 2020

MisinfoCon in DC, disinfo fellowships and the new Y2K

Welcome to the new year, hacks and hackers. Last year saw the addition of Northeast England and Seoul, South Korea. Here’s to many more meetups to come! The next #MisinfoCon will center on health and science information and #misinformation. Reserve your spot today: — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) January 6, 2020 In case you missed the announcement last week, our joint project MisinfoCon is holding an upcoming gathering in Washington, D.

Jan 5, 2020

Happy New Year, hacks and hackers

It’s a new day, a new month and a new decade, hacks and hackers! Usually this would mean a global call coming up, but we are postponing due to the call landing on a holiday for many around the world. The #HacksHackers global call has been pushed back to Wednesday, January 8th, due to the 1st being a holiday. Happy New Year! — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) December 27, 2019 Now let’s enjoy some brain food while we enjoy the last few days of the twenty-teens.

Dec 29, 2019

What are your predictions for 2020?

Happy holidays, hacks and hackers! NiemanLab just released their annual roundup of journalism predictions for 2020. The topics include countering misinformation, unionizing newsrooms and increasing audience engagement. This year's edition of @NiemanLab's Predictions for Journalism just launched! The first batch to be posted are from: @tcordrey @rdmersey @jSWahutu_nyu @IrvWashington3 @FraZaffarano @amnadler @catalinacma @DorisTruong @suerobinsonUW @CarlBialik! More tk! — Joshua Benton (@jbenton) December 16, 2019 In other news, Hacks/Hackers joined forces with the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism to award a grant to Subramaniam Vincent, director of the Journalism and Media Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Dec 22, 2019

Time to publish those big projects

Hey, hacks and hackers! This Tuesday, H/H Boston is teaming up with Code for Boston and MuckRock to demo some cool open source projects, including MuckRock’s new government transparency tool, GovLens. On December 17, MuckRock, @CodeforBoston, and @HacksHackers are hosting a demo night to highlight a number of #opensource projects, including our newest government transparency tool, GovLens. — MuckRock (@MuckRock) December 10, 2019 The event is free, but RSVP is required.

Dec 15, 2019

Be a speaker at the Computation and Journalism Symposium

Do you work at the intersection of computer science, journalism or data science? Apply to speak at the upcoming Computation + Journalism Symposium. Reminder to journo-tech types: Dec. 13 is the deadline to submit proposals to present at Computation+Journalism 2020 ( - Boston, March 20-21). Seeking both academic research and work by professionals connecting data, computer science & journalism. — Rich Gordon (@richgor) December 3, 2019 The call for papers closes this Friday, the 13th of December.

Dec 8, 2019