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Social Media and the Newsroom: Hacks/Hackers Dublin meetup

Submitted on 18th May 2015


June 2nd: The theme of the evening is "Social Media and the Newsroom"


Hacks Hackers Dublin is holding its next meeting on Tuesday 2nd June at 6:30pm. The theme of the evening is "Social Media and the Newsroom", and features short talks by four professionals working at the intersection of social media and news. 

Hacks Hackers is an international organisation that brings together 'Hacks' – journalists and others working in news with an interest in technology – with 'Hackers' – programmers and software engineers with an interest in news. The Dublin chapter is co-organised by DRI's Natalie Harrower, who also leads the DRI side of the collaborative Social Repository of Ireland project. 

Speakers are: 

Phil Hahn is the Social Media Producer for CTV News, based in Toronto. He has worked as a producer and writer for and as an Assignment Editor for National News. In the past year he's acquired front-end development skills, and is increasingly working (and struggling) with code and data journalism.   @philiphahn 

Roja Bandari is a data scientist at Twitter, mostly working on machine learning models for prediction and classification projects. Her work also includes spam and abuse detection. Before Twitter her research was mainly focused on social network analysis for news and community detection. @RojaBandari 

Donie O’Sullivan and Peader Grogan work at Dublin-based Storyful, the first newswire of the social media age. During the UK Election, they led Storyful’s data-driven coverage pulling together a popular blog series using Twitter, network analysis and good ol’ fashioned journalism to identify the best connected politicians. @donie @padrg

Information about the event is available on the Dublin Hacks Hackers Meetup page

DRI is funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) via the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Irish Research Council (IRC).

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