(801) Jumping between Hacks and Hackers Communities

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Sunday 11th November, 2012

11:00am to 12:00pm (GMT)

We've been working hard last year and a half building the second biggest Hacks/Hackers community around the world with 1670 members, and about 15 meetups and hackathons.

We've created the HHBA Media Party, biggest mediathon ever in Southamerica with 700 participants in three days.

We've reached a level of "expertise" bringing these two worlds together that we'd love to share and discuss!

The main questions we'll ask are:

  • How do we encourage open source communities to engage and contribute content ideas?
  • How do we encourage journalists to work with hackers?
  • What the heck does a journalist do in a hackathon, and why is that important?
  • Do journalists needs to learn to code? What for? How long does it take?

We'll also share some protips on how to track ideas during the hackathon, how to keep datasets ready to go, and how to maintain the effort and energy of the community after the events.

About the speakers

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Mariano Blejman

CDO at Grupo Octubre, director at http://mediaparty.info, manager at @Mediafactory_vc. Former #hhba runner, Knight Fellow for ICFJ & editor in Página/12. bio from Twitter

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Hacks Hackers Bs As

Journalism and technology @ Buenos Aires. Tweets from the media revolution. Rebooting journalism. Tecnología y periodismo. Check http://hhba.info #HHBA bio from Twitter

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6 attendees

  • Renata Avila
  • Mariano Blejman
  • Nicola Hughes
  • Hacks Hackers Bs As
  • Hilary Fung
  • Sarah Marshall

3 trackers

  • Cristiano Betta
  • Katie Zhu
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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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Time 11:00am12:00pm GMT

Date Sun 11th November 2012


8. Floor, Ravensbourne

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