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[liberationtech] Fwd: Hacks/Hackers global call coming up tomorrow!

Steven Clift clift at
Mon Jul 4 10:08:58 PDT 2016


For my civic tech and gov friends also interested in the intersection on
civic tech and media.
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From: "Hacks/Hackers" <samantha at>
Date: Jul 4, 2016 9:21 AM
Subject: Hacks/Hackers global call coming up tomorrow!
To: <clift at>

Updates from Hacks/Hackers chapters around the world.
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Welcome to July, hacks and hackers! In the first half of 2016, H/H chapters
held nearly 100 meetups in dozens of cities. We also held seven *Connect
from San Francisco to London, with another coming up in *Toronto in a
couple months*

Next week, we're holding our *monthly global call*
so please join in!

*The week ahead:*

   - *Miami*
   is holding OpenHack Miami
   - *IRE*
   is meeting for its regular open lab
   - Hacks/Hackers is holding its *global monthly call*

*Chapter spotlight:*

held its *June meetup last week*
looking at polling data just before the Europe-shaking Brexit vote. The
London meetups draw huge crowds of up to 200 people a month, so the
organizers built a list of tasks ahead of time.

Organizer *Joanna Geary*
shared the templates they use for assigning *roles*
and* tasks*
"This means everyone knows what they have to do and stops too many
last-minute panics!" she said.

*Worth a read:*

   - That surge of Britons "frantically Googling" the EU after Brexit
   turned out to be *under than a thousand people*
   - The FAA finally announced its rules for drones, and Matt Waite
   explains *what that means*
   for drone journalists (Drone Journalism Lab)
   - Social networks are *quietly beginning to ban*
   extremist content using algorithms (Reuters)

*Job openings:*

   - Europe:
      - The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is hiring a *Data Lab
      - Storyful is hiring a *journalist*
      in the UK
   - North America:
      - Vox is hiring a *graphics reporter*
      in Washington, D.C.
      - Conde Nast is hiring a *data engineer*
      in New York
      - The NYT has several *data analyst positions*
      - The New Yorker is looking for an *editorial production developer*
      - EdSurge is seeking a *data journalist*
      to cover education technology
      - The Good Search, an ethical executive search company, wants to hire
      a *data research associate*
   - Africa:
      - CodeforAfrica is hiring for *several positions*
      including senior Python developer

*Other upcoming events:*

   - July 19 - *Austin, Texas, USA* - *Front Porch*
   a conference for web design and development
   - July 28-29 - *Portland, Oregon, USA* - *SRC CON*
   a Mozilla conference for journalist coders
   - July 29-31 - *Atlanta, USA* - the first *Women Who Code hackathon*
   - Sept. 22: NYC Media Lab *Annual Summit*
   for executives, academics and startups to convene around future of media

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