As part of MI_x CT, we'll be hosting a combined Hacks/Hackers and WanaData meetup on 29 November.
Ben Nimmo from DFRLab will run a training session on how to spot and combat bots ahead of next year's elections.
Code for Africa's senior data wrangler, Tricia Govindisamy, will also be training hacks and hackers on using the 'Our Land' tool.
Date: 29 November 2018
Place: Code for Africa, Third Floor, 84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
For any questions, please mail email@example.com
What is Hacks/Hackers?
Journalists sometimes call themselves “hacks,” a tongue-in-cheek term for someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code.
Hacks/Hackers tries to bridge those two worlds. It’s for hackers exploring technologies to filter, visualize and distribute information in a narrative way, and for hacks who use technology to find and tell stories. Hacks/Hackers is a digital community of people who seek to inspire each other, share information (and code) and collaborate to invent the future of media and journalism.
Hacks/Hackers Africa seeks to bring all these people together — so that we can all be more effective in making sense of our world.We aim to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.
What is WanaData?
WanaData is a network of female journalists working on changing the digital media landscape by producing and promoting data-driven news and applying digital technologies in storytelling.