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!
|African Data Journalism Fund, impactAFRICA, launches.||Serah Kiburu||1/18/16|
|Opportunity: #PanamaPapers||Serah Kiburu||4/28/16|
|Re: [HacksHackers NBO] Digest for hackshacke...@googlegroups.com - 1 update in 1 topic||Mary Munyingi||4/27/16|
|"Your Media Business Will Not Be Saved"||David Lemayian||4/27/16|
|HHNBO: April Meetup Recap||Serah Rono||4/25/16|
|[Reminder] Event - Using Data for Investigations: PanamaPapers and Beyond||Serah Kiburu||4/20/16|
|[Event]: GCP NEXT Extended - Saturday, 23rd April 2016||Serah Kiburu||4/19/16|
|#HHNBO Event - Investigation series: #PanamaPapers and Beyond||Serah Kiburu||4/18/16|
|#impactAfrica: Applications close in 36 hours!||Serah Kiburu||4/14/16|
|Real Data - Panama Papers||alai||4/4/16|
|Opportunity: Operations Assistant||egithina||4/4/16|
|OPPORTUNITY: Hivisasa is Looking for a Designer||David Lemayian||3/21/16|
|RE: Exciting stuff in Zambia||Madi Yahya||3/17/16|
|[HacksHackers NBO] Accountant Needed ASAP||egithina||3/9/16|
|Fwd: Andela Kenya Fellow Class VII (All Female)||David Lemayian||3/8/16|
|Re: [HacksHackers NBO] Digest for hackshacke...@googlegroups.com - 1 update in 1 topic||kamawinnie||3/7/16|
|Opportunity: World Bank Consultancy||Serah Kiburu||3/6/16|
|Meetup this evening: Nairobi ICT4D Group||Sasha Kinney||3/3/16|
|Citizen Four screening: Docubox Wed 24 Feb 6:30pm Pawa254||Sasha Kinney||2/23/16|
|Two blog post on the future of data journalism||Eva Constantaras||2/19/16|