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ONA UK: Hacks and Hacking
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
UK MPs expenses was one of the biggest stories of 2009 that has continued to be felt well into 2010. It was at its heart a story of detail, data and piecing information together and is just one example of how developers and journalists are working together.
What does this mean for the future of journalism and news gathering? ONA UK invites you to an evening exploring Hacks & Hacking with:
Dr. Rufus Pollock - Mead Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge and a Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation which he co-founded in 2004. He has worked extensively, as a scholar, coder and activist on the technological, social and legal issues surrounding access and sharing of knowledge. Under his lead Open Knowledge Foundation recently launched Where Does My Money Go to analyse and visualise UK public spending.
Becky Hogge - journalist and writer on information politics, human rights and technology. Becky is former managing editor of OpenDemocracy during which time she helped establish the China environment website chinadialogue.net. Becky sits on the Advisory Councils of the Foundation for Information Policy Research and the Open Rights Group.
Dr Chris Thorpe (@jaggeree) - Since he gave up playing with really big computers as a research scientist Chris has been trying to find more and more excuses to play with really big computers powering websites. Amongst many other things, he's been involved in projects as diverse as social worlds for 7-11 year olds, video archives of Nobel Prizewinners telling their life stories, a James Bond Premiere Webcast and putting contemporary sculpture on Trafalgar Square's FourthPlinth. Recently he's been tasked with creating the Guardian's developer outreach program, including the development of it's Open Platform.
Chaired by Kathryn Corrick
Agenda for the evening
6-6.30: Arrive, welcome, network, drinks and nibbles
6.30-8/8.30: Debate and discussion
8.15/30: Conversations and networking to continue at a public house near by.
FREE, Online News Association non-members welcome.
The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of digital journalists.
Our mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. Members include news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, developers, technologists, photographers, educators, students and others who produce news for and support digital delivery systems.
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