[ddj] Fwd: The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together...

Jan Michael Ihl jmi at jmi.cc
Fri Jun 22 15:55:16 UTC 2012

Hi all,

there’s already an event series called "Daten & Journalisten" in Berlin (http://ddjberlin.tumblr.com) and Hamburg.

There were some meet-ups on DDJ in Berlin before though less formal, but when we launched "Daten & Journalisten", the idea was to meet at Berlin-based journalism outlets – as we did at the taz newspaper in January. Last meet-up was at Re-publica in May. Currently there seems to be summer break.

Before creating the name "Daten & Journalisten" we considered H/H but decided against as the word hacks doesn't seem to be a commonly known synonym for journalists in Germany.

Anyway if there will be H/H events in Berlin I am curious and will try to attend (though I am currently in Turkey about every 2nd month). Maybe both event series can be merged sooner or later. Or thrive in co-existence with different focus or concept (or just differing in working language).

Best, Jan Michael

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On 22.06.2012, at 15:59, Adam Thomas <adam.thomas at sourcefabric.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Inspired by H/H groups in NYC, Buenos Aires and Africa (http://www.facebook.com/HacksHackersAfrica), Chris Pinchen and I had asked to set up a Berlin chapter... we didn't receive a concrete go-ahead yet from H/H, but I suspect this page may have been set up for us to get started with. Perhaps Burt can clarify?
> We're very excited to get started and had hoped to hold a first meet-up in July!
> Best, Adam
> --
> Adam Thomas
> Communications Manager, Sourcefabric
> adam.thomas at sourcefabric.org

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