Get involved

Labs is always looking to build connections with the wider industry.

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How to get involved

As part of a publicly funded organisation, we do our best to involve people from outside the BBC whenever practical. We open source some of the code from our projects, which you can contribute to here.

We also run events and hacks aimed at finding answers to industry-wide problems. You can keep up to date with our latest events on this page.

Current openings

We are hiring. Are you a software engineer with a passion for news innovation? Apply to join our multidisciplinary team here.

Events

Upcoming Event

#newsHACK: Storytelling with voice

We’ll be sending out more details closer to the time but in the meantime please keep these dates free in your diary.

Past Event

#newsHACK: Tools for Multilingual Newsrooms

Around the globe there are dozens of news rooms operating in multiple languages. How can machines free journalists to concentrate on the journalism itself?

Past Event

#newsHACK: Tools for Investigative Journalism

Access to resources provided by the internet offers unparalleled opportunities for investigative journalists, but also major challenges. What are the best ways to take advantage of global expertise to expose criminality and shed light on atrocities?

Past Event

#newsHACK: Fighting fake news in India

The BBC’s World Service, Connected Studio and News Labs teamed up to host a two-day event in New Delhi, India, to brainstorm solutions to stemming disinformation on social platforms.