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
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!
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.
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.
AHA MEDIA filmed at Temple Toons Morning Fundraiser – Presented by The Vancouver Temple of Transition Crew
Do you miss waking up to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings? Who needs Saturday when you can watch them on Sunday!!!!!
To satisfy your nostalgia, The Vancouver Temple of Transition Crew is holding a bi-weekly Adult Cartoon Series starting May 8th. The series will start at 2:00 a.m. (early I know), but it will be worth waking up for.
Sunday May 8th, Doors at 2am, goin’ ‘til noon.
Location: ARC LiveWork Studio Gallery (door to left of main door)
1701 East Powell (corner of Powell & Commercial)
By donation at the door (suggested $10 minimum)
Free to the first 5 Moms through the door in honour of Mother’s Day (must have a picture of you with your children)!!!
Come watch your favourite adult cartoons:
• Frisky Dingo
• Home Movies
• Bob’s Burgers
• Venture Brothers
• Clone High
• And many more…
Show up post partying for the night or roll out of bed in the morning in your PJs. What better way to spend your Sunday that snuggling with your friends and watching cartoons!!!
Got the Morning Munchies? Don’t worry about it! Support the project by bringing some extra cash to enjoy goodies and satisfy your grumbling tummies!
We will be serving up…
• Your favourite childhood cereals (Healthy, Gluten-free, dairy-free options will be available)
• Lattes, espressos & cappuccinos (bring your own mug)!
• Some other yummy bubbly juice bevies…
• Stick around till lunch for Grill Cheese Samwiches
Volunteers for door & kitchen shifts are needed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a time.
Temple of Transition at Burning Man 2011- Rites of Passage
Vancouver has been honoured this year with the privilege of serving the Burning Man community with direct involvement in the inception, design, and build of this year’s official Burning Man Temple.
The Temple Of Transition is a dream about to be realized in the Black Rock desert. An international crew based in New Zealand, Ireland, UK, America and Vancovuer, BC, Canada. Formally known as the International Arts Megacrew,our primary objective is fundraising to meet the expense of building the temple. The local contingent will have bodies in Reno for the pre-build, will be building one of the five stage of life altars locally and sending a crew to Black Rock City for the assembling of pre-built pieces. Our motto is Built in Reno, Burnt on Black Rock.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?
It takes a community to raise a child. It will take all of us (all of you!) to help this Temple come to life.
Temple of Transition – Vancouver
If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact us at email@example.com
AHA MEDIA excitedly looks forward to the grand opening of W2 Community Media Arts centre which has been in development since 2004 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Below is Peter Davies, Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA with Miraj Khaled
W2 Community Media Art Society is an artist-run centre in Vancouver’s inner-city that works for cross-cultural dialogue, social inclusion, and breaking the digital divide. W2 provides marginalized communities with access to gear, training, multi-platform production and distribution. W2 is committed to community cultural and economic development in the Downtown Eastside – without displacement of low-income residents.
W2 operates W2 Storyeum as a festival, conference and exhibition venue for the benefit of the citizens of Vancouver. The 31,000 sq ft complex features a large exhibition space, Community Media Lab, W2 Cafe catering, Sound Lab, Woodward’s Heritage Letterpress, W2 and community offices, and W2 storage. W2 Storyeum, 151 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1E1
W2 is opening a community media centre in March 2011 – which has been in development since 2004. With construction nearing completion in the Woodward’s heritage building, we are preparing to occupy 8,800 sq ft of space for W2 Cafe, a community radio and TV station, community meeting rooms, Open Web Lab, Fearless City Mobile, Creative Technology Incubator, Woodward’s Heritage Letterpress Studio, and a community lounge.
Our W2 administration is located in the Woodward’s Atrium at 250 – 111 W Hastings, Vancouver BC V6B 1H4. Phone 604-689-9896
Below are photos of the first Cherry Blossoms of Spring in Vancouver Downtown Eastside
Below are photos our Street Soccer team players with some members of AHA MEDIA