What happened in Miami

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
  • Hillary Frey, Co-Chief Creative Officer, Matter Studios
  • Olman Hernandez, Video Producer, Fusion
  • 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


  • “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
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Branding Exercises
  • 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 ConnectRebekah Monson, Co-Founder, The New TropicRachel Schallom, Interactive Designer, Fusion

Host Sponsor:



Will you grow with us?

Check events you are interested in attending

I'd like to host an event