Hacks/Hackers has brought thousands of journalists and technologists around the world together over the past five years, united in a belief that we need to work together to build the future of media. Now, they have launched, Connect, a series of global events to seed new media ventures, grow deeper connections within the community and attract new collaborators.
The Miami event will also tackle innovation throughout the digital space in journalism — virtual reality, data journalism and product management, just to name a few.
Organized by the committed team of Hacks/Hackers Miami, Hacks/Hackers Connect will take place on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th at the Idea Center at Miami Dade College.
There will be 50+ national industry leaders contributing to the program, including:
Jennifer Brandel, Co-Founder and CEO, Hearken
Jeff Brown, Founder, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
Alex de Carvalho, Founder, Visual Storytelling Institute
Bharat Krish, Corporate VP IT (CIO), HBO Latin America
Nathaniel Lash, Data Reporter, Tampa Bay Times
Eli Murray, Data Journalist, Tampa Bay Times
Edward “Ed” Rodriguez, Vice President of Americas Marketing, Citrix
David Schutz, Design Director, Sun Sentinel
Christopher Sopher, CEO, The New Tropic
Ruth Spencer, Managing Editor, Guardian News & Media
Anna Sterling, Video Producer, Fusion
CHECK-OUT THIS SNAPSHOT OF THE 2-DAY PROGRAMMING:
“Connect Q&A” Sessions with Global Industry Leaders
Gaming for Storytelling and Social Impact
Local Startup and Entrepreneurship Panel
Data Journalism Showcase
Innovation Within Legacy Media Organizations Panel
Watch & Learn: Startup Angel Coaching
Reaching Bilingual Audiences
From Prototype to Production
Business Funding Panel
Virtual Reality and Innovation in Video
Designing for Worldview
Product Management Best Practices
See the full schedule, agenda contributors, RSVP and more at http://bit.ly/connectmia. RSVP by May 9th to sign-up for “Brain Dates”!
Hacks/Hackers Miami Team: Dan Grech, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, OfferCraft; Christine Johnson, Local Producer, Hacks/Hackers Connect; Rebekah Monson, Co-Founder, The New Tropic; Rachel Schallom, Interactive Designer, Fusion