NewsHACK Wales overall winner announced


Our most sincere congratulations to Aberystwyth University students team //no comment for being chosen as overall winner of the two NewsHACK Wales!

Each member of the winning team will receive a BBC Wales staff member as their buddy over the next six months. Students can phone, skype or meet with their buddy if they have a question or would like some advice. Their buddy will be able to point them in the right direction to answer their questions about the BBC or opportunities they may arise.

They started the presentation by asking the audience to tweet what appears to be a BBC News URL. This team, as many others for these events, combined students from Creative Writing and Computer Science background.

Maybe local news isn’t what’s happening around you, but what people around you are talking about.

Their idea is a sort of feed of the news being talked about around you.

All tweets containing news in a certain perimeter (defined by the reader) are ingested by their app, which targets younger audiences - but not only. These tweets are scanned for URLs contained by the Juicer API to grab the content which is going to be re-formatted.

The end result is BBC Village, their website, that they bravely demo-ed live, as well as the behind-the-scenes code.

Find out more about these two events: