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New event: Dublin Hacks and Hackers Hack Day

Hot on the heels of our Leeds Hacks and Hackers Hack Day announcement, comes Dublin. Today, the booking page goes live for our visit to Ireland on the Hacks and Hackers tour: Tuesday November 16th 2010, as part of the Innovation Dublin festival.

It’s a chance for web developers and designers to pair up with journalists and bloggers to produce a number of projects and stories based on public data. We’re using the tag ‘#hhhDub‘ to talk about this on Twitter.

It’s the latest confirmed date on the ScraperWiki tour: we’ll be going to Manchester on Friday October 15th and Leeds on Thursday  October 28th. We’re currently negotiating venues and dates in CardiffBelfast and Glasgow.

What? Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Dublin

When? Tuesday November 16th 2010 from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Where? At Wood Quay, Civic Offices, Dublin 8 (on Google Maps)

Who is it for? We hope to attract ‘hacks’ and ‘hackers’ from all different types of backgrounds: people from big media organisations, as well as individual online publishers and freelancers.

How much? Absolutely free, thanks to our sponsors, Guardian Open Platform and the National Union of Journalists Dublin Freelance Branch and Innovation Dublin for making the event possible.

Refreshments, lunch and evening snacks will be all be provided.

NB: We’re still seeking sponsors to get involved. If you think your organisation might be interested please contact aine [at] scraperwiki.com. Or get in touch with any other questions!

What happens on the day? The aim is to show journalists how to use programming and design techniques to create online news stories and features; and vice versa, to show programmers how to find, develop, and polish stories and features. All sorts of data was scraped and played with at our past events: in Liverpool, projects included mashes of police, libraries and courts data. Birmingham saw lots of health-related projects, as well as scraping of political party donor and leisure centre information.

This four minute video from Liverpool gives you a flavour of the kind of projects that can be developed.

Armed with their laptops and WIFI, journalists and developers will be put into teams of around four to develop their ideas, with the aim of finishing final projects that can be published and shared publicly. Each team will then present their project to the whole group. Overall winners will receive a prize at the end of the day.

With thanks to our sponsors:

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