Good hackathons usually start with good ideas. The early team formation process often makes or breaks a crush of programming fun, so we’ve gotten in the habit of bringing together some ideas before hand. In two weeks, looking at the judges, the prizes, the fact that we’ll feed you and surround you with smart people, … [Read more…]
Like last year, the BCNI un-conference will be running conterminously with a hackathon. This year, the work will be more focused: to help blossom creativity and leverage on-board talent. So, you’re invited to the first Open Gov ‘News’ Hackathon presented by Tropo, which will be dedicated to building tools that help inform communities. Register here, … [Read more…]
The first, biggest change to the fourth annual BarCamp NewsInnovation is that, for the first time, it isn’t free for everyone. We are charging $5, though those with a valid student ID can still get in free. Like other unconferences and high-quality eventin recent years, we’ve struggled to coordinate between estimates for attendance and those … [Read more…]
BarCamp NewsInnovation 2012 will, like last year, be among the closing events of Philly Tech Week, a region-wide celebration of technology and innovation. See many of the other launch events here. The week takes place from April 23-28, in addition to a kickoff weekend of pre-events.