BarCamp NewsInnovation Portland
Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
What happens when a group of technologists, programmers, web developers, designers, hackers and information architects meet up with journalists, entrepreneurs, students, professors and others with interest in news and information?
Amazing new ideas for how we collect, disseminate and consume news, hopefully.
Join us for a one-day un-conference to not only talk about how technology is influencing journalism, but brainstorm some ideas and hack them out by the end of the afternoon.
What is this?
The idea behind BarCamp NewsInnovation is to get energetic, tech-savvy, open-minded individuals who embrace the chaos in the media industry because the ability to do really cool things still exists.
The nature of a barcamp is to share ideas, expand thinking and creativity and prototype or demonstrate something, and the same will be true for BarCamp NewsInnovation.
What's a BarCamp?
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.