When: June 22 - 24
Brief schedule (see the full schedule here)
*** CodeBootcamp by ScraperWiki and NewsHack Social ***Friday, June 22
Coders (and interested journalists) are invited for a code bootcamp in Python/Ruby to “Liberate the Data” and turn public data into investigative stories and reporting. The code bootcamp will cover web-scraping, and then liberating public data. The first hour is a high-level overview open to anyone (journalists especially). The rest of the day (10:15 AM - 5:45 PM) will be dedicated to Learn to Scrape and then a Liberate the Data session to apply what you’ve learned
*** NewsHack Social *** Friday evening, June 22
We’re inviting attendees of NewsHack Day and code bootcamp (and guests) who would like to join the festivities to support NewsHack Day. Come out to enjoy excellent cocktails, beer and music with our event chefs Sam Lippman, executive chef at Airbnb, and cereal/serial entrepreneur Tim West. Drink, dance, then code tomorrow. 6:15 PM - 11 PM at the Hub SoMA.
*** NewsHack Day *** Sat + Sun, June 23-24
NewsHack Day brings together journalists, developers and designers for two days of creative news coding and data reporting. You don’t have to be an expert coder or seasoned editor: just bring your skills and enthusiasm to figure out the future of news. We’re focused on creating story hacks (digging up data-driven stories) and news tools (ways to make reporting, producing and publishing better). Prizes will be awarded. We start Saturday morning, and end 0n Sunday afternoon. You are free to sleepover at the Hub on Saturday night. More details will be sent once you register.
What is this hackathon thing?
Our hackathon is a 48-hour (all-night optional) event that brings together designers, developers, journalists with good ideas in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building ‘cool stuff’ around news.
You can register on EventBrite here (to be posted). We ask everyone who signs up to register their name and interests before the event, and start trading ideas.
What will I eat? Where will I sleep?
We have you covered. Delicious food and drinks will be prepared by the head chef at Airbnb, Sam Lippman, and cereal/serial entrepreneur Tim West. We’re happy to have you spend Saturday night at the event: just bring a sleeping bag. We’ll have space.