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Hacks/Hackers announces new ‘Connect’ events in San Francisco, London, and New York

November 19, 2015 -- Hacks/Hackers, the grassroots global network bringing together news journalists and technologists, announces three new dates for Connect: its series of unique media entrepreneurship events.

In partnership with the Google News Lab, which empowers innovation at the intersection of technology and media Connect enables local Hacks/Hackers chapters to tailor events to support innovation within their communities. This includes partnering with leading early-stage investors, digital agencies and academic programs, including Seedcamp (London), Grand Central Tech (NYC), Medill University’s Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship program (San Francisco), Alley Interactive (San Francisco, NYC), Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY (NYC) and NYC Media Lab (NYC).

Today, Hacks/Hackers is announcing the details for Connect events in San Francisco, London, and NYC. San Francisco will take place on the weekend of Jan. 22 at the startup co-working space Runway, followed by events in London on the weekend of Feb. 5 at Rainmaking Loft, and New York City on the weekend of Feb. 26 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Full details are on the Connect website.

Connect, which launched its first event in Germany in June, is an ambitious series that aims for every event to be designed and built by and for the community in which it runs. By collaborating with organizers from the extensive Hacks/Hackers chapter network, Connect benefits from a wealth of local experience ensuring events are highly-tailored and targeted to the local media landscape.

Hacks/Hackers is also working with chapter organizers to expand the program with planning  underway for events in Austin, Barcelona, Brussels, Miami, and Paris.

About Connect

Hacks/Hackers Connect, a global partnership between Hacks/Hackers and Google News Lab, is a series of local events designed to support current and aspiring media entrepreneurs.

About Hacks/Hackers

Hacks/Hackers Inc. is a global grassroots network of journalists, technologists, designers and businesspeople who are passionate about the future of media and believe the free flow of information is essential for democratic society. With more than 70 local groups across all continents, members gather regularly to learn, network and collaborate on projects. The U.S.-based parent is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

About Google News Lab

Google News Lab is the company's effort to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media. Our mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media with Google. We do this through a global outreach effort to empower technology-driven storytelling in newsrooms; a strong data journalism practice based on our Google Trends platform; and through unique partnerships that seek to increase access to quality information globally.

About Seedcamp

Seedcamp is a Founder’s First Round Fund. We invest smart capital into pre-seed and seed stage startups, providing up to €200k and a lifelong platform of Learning, Network and Capital to support the most ambitious Founders. Seedcamp was founded in 2007 by Reshma Sohoni with Saul Klein and a number of European investors, to help European startups bridge the gap between knowledge and capital. Today we invest in startups from all over the world and have invested in almost 200 companies across a wide range of sectors.


Caption: Participants use design thinking to develop new news-media product ideas at Connect Berlin. Credit: Steffi Loos

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