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Hacks/Hackers Vancouver Launch Party + MoJo Jam!

Welcome, journalists, techies, media mongers and miscellaneous friends!

June 1 will be the inaugural event for Hacks/Hackers Vancouver. We’ll briefly introduce HH and buckle down to brainstorm ideas for the mojo challenge (see below.)

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 is to bring all these people together — those who are working to help people make sense of their 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, all their work has become even more crucial. This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures. Please also check out our blog at http://hackshackers.com Help us build the future of media!

There will be extremely free beer, (courtesy Mozilla Vancouver) mostly awesome people and tons of fun.

– Miraj & Farida. Co-organizers, Hacks/Hackers YVR

==Agenda==

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. :: mingling & mutual admiration.

7.15pm-7.30 pm. :: Introducing Hacks/Hackers, Q/A

Thanks to Mozilla Vancouver for sponsoring space for the event, and providing beer!

Wednesday, June 1, 20116:30 PM

Selected By: Miraj Khaled

Mozilla Labs Vancouver

163 west hastings, suite-200 Vancouver, BC

Selected By: Miraj Khaled

Who’s hosting? Farida Hussain, Miraj Khaled

Learn more about: Hacks/Hackers & Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership7.30pm :: Napkin-sketchathon (plus more beer.)

Sketch out your brainstorm ideas for the ‘MoJo Challenge #3’ : Create open web news apps. We’ll have napkins and pencils on hand!

8.15pm-8.45pm :: showcase and submit ideas :: prize for the best concept.

==Mojo Jam==

Knight-Mozilla News Challenge [MoJo]

Are you a web developer with ideas about how news should work on the web? Or a news junkie with a hankering to hack?

Especially for students and young hackers: enter the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge at the meetup, gives you a chance at a paid app development fellowship at the Guardian, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Boston Globe and Zeit Online.

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