The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together, as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires.
Journalists call themselves "hacks," someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code.
Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds. This group aims to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of our world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload and collapse of traditional business models for legacy media, their work has become even more crucial.
Code for Africa, the continent's largest #OpenData and civic technology initiative, recognises this and is spearheading the establishment of a network of HacksHackers chapters across Africa to help bring together pioneers for collaborative projects and new ventures.
Help us build better digitally connected societies!
|Event TODAY: Hate Speech, Drone Journalism and Data Literacy||Florence Sipalla||8/28/16|
|Looking for WebLogic admin||Sudhakar Reddy||8/26/16|
|EVENT: Monitoring Hate Speech & Drones for Mapping Inequalities, 29 August 2016||Florence Sipalla||8/26/16|
|Monitoring Hate Speech & Drones for Mapping Inequalities||Florence Sipalla||8/24/16|
|Opportunity: Paid fellowship for content creators||Serah Kiburu||8/22/16|
|Re: [HacksHackers NBO] Digest for hackshacke...@googlegroups.com - 1 update in 1 topic||ourdjal||8/21/16|
|Fwd: invitation: African Data Report launch and Data Journalism training||Serah Rono||8/19/16|
|Re: Drupal Architech_urgent||rani rawat||8/17/16|
|Fwd: Wits Journalism Newsletter - 11 August 2016||Sasha Kinney||8/15/16|
|East Africa Open Data Festival, 17-18 August (Wed-Thurs)||Sasha Kinney||8/15/16|
|EVENT: East Africa Open Data Festival, 16-17 August 2016||Serah Kiburu||8/15/16|
|On the links between protocols and human rights||Sasha Kinney||8/12/16|
|Nairobi Data Cooking Show||kamawinnie||8/5/16|
|PesaCheck.org - What would you like fact-checked?||Serah Kiburu||8/3/16|
|#HHNBO Event Recap||Serah Kiburu||7/13/16|
|impactAFRICA Fund: Submit your Water& Sanitation Stories by July 15!||Serah Kiburu||7/11/16|
|Re: Open Data Fellowship - County Edition||Serah Kiburu||7/8/16|
|Re: [HacksHackers NBO] HHNBO data/infographics||lukeokelo||7/8/16|
|Uliza Job Posting: piloting voice-based internet search in Kiswahili||Grant Bridgman||7/6/16|