A new group in New Orleans wants to build the future of media. Hacks/Hackers aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.
The first meetup will take place this evening (August 17) at Mimi’s In The Marigny. Organizers will be welcoming hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories.
“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.”
Hacks/Hackers is a rapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization with locations from Mexico City to Milan and São Paulo to Singapore.
To find out more about the first New Orleans meetup, click here.