On April 27, all roads will lead to Philly for the fifth annual BarCamp NewsInnovation (BCNI) and its third annual News hackathon. BCNI (which is part of Philly Tech Week) is a one-day national unconference on journalism innovation and the future of news as explored by practitioners and others in the same field. Sunlight is one of the sponsors for the event.
BCNI is organized by the good folks over at Technically Media (the company behind Technically philly) and Temple University Department of Journalism. It will bring together designers, developers like myself and an interesting mix of programmers and students.
What: BarCamp NewsInnovation
When: Saturday April 27
Where: Temple University Philadelphia, 2020 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Come share your ideas on how to re-energize and innovate the news industry. And no, BCNI is not for journalists only — so feel free to invite any friends from various industries who are concerned about the future of news, information and dissemination. Still have some burning questions? Head on over to the organizers’ FAQs for answers!
In case you are wondering who is coming to BCNI, a little birdie told us to expect representatives from the New York Times, the Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. You just may rub elbows with folks from Mozilla OpenNews, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, Publish 2, the Knight Foundation to mention but a few.
I’ll be there, too, to introduce attendees to the various resources that are available through the Sunlight Foundation’s APIs and the bulk data available from Influence Explorer. I’m looking forward to seeing new, innovative ways in which they may be put to use!