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

Burt Herman burtherman at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 16:53:27 UTC 2012

Yes indeed, we jumped the gun a bit in having the group set up before we
had clear local organizers in place as we prefer to do. We'd love to get
something going in Berlin and want to make sure that it includes both the
media and technology communities there. Also, it's preferred to have a
first event on the schedule before launching the group to get things going.

Adam and Chris: We'd love to speak more about what you have in mind for the
group to get things started, and see who else as well is interested in

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Jan Michael Ihl <jmi at jmi.cc> wrote:

> 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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