We are in Shoreditch today and tomorrow for the eigth edition of BBC #newsHACK, which name is The News Industry Accelerator.
The challenge addresses collaboration between newsrooms and journalists:
What might we create together, to improve the NEWS industry for UK & global publishers?
And to do so, we invited the whole London scene to hack for a couple of days:
Today is mostly about hacking, punctuated by a couple of presentations by our other partners Google and Associated Press, with a collective wrap-up around 6pm. The day will start early tomorrow and will end mid-afternoon with the 5 minutes pitches and the judging taking place - before we all get a celebration drink together!
GEN will invite its winning team to the Barcelona Finals (“a Woodstock for geeks,” according to GEN’s Évangeline de Bourgoing), and we will also choose a winner and provide support from both the BBC and Goldsmiths University to build an alpha version of their idea.