I’ve added The Dees onto Google Plus here – THE DEES. Thinking is that we can sell the upcoming album we just planned via this route…. We’ll see.
Great night out with Scott Black, Jules Cork and Miles Hunt – friends from Oundle.
The wider BBC News Labs group gathered* at The Bricklayers Arms in Shoreditch to discuss 2013, new ideas, and plans for 2014**. What does this mean? What is the benefit? After a very busy 6 months, this is an ideal time to hold a retrospective, and think about how to improve things for 2014. The … Continue reading BBC News Labs – Christmas Season Asynchronous Workshop
We talked briefly about BBC News Labs at the Online Briefing, as part of BBC Connected Studio’s segment. Fiona Bruce was presenting the session, and I outlined our plans and approach. See video at 24:30: BBC Online Briefing 2013 – Connected Studio Video.
Pia Virtanen from Finnish Broadcaster YLE was visiting BBC News Labs today. YLE are investing in semantic web technology, and are having a look at what the BBC have done in the Linked Data space. Interestingly, it seems they have solved the TV License approach by having a “Tax at source” tax called “Media Tax” … Continue reading Finnish Public Broadcaster YLE Visits BBC News Labs
I met up with The Dees fellas last night in Borough Market. We’re planning to record a new EP in Feb 2014 with Niall Acott (NJA Audio). Looking forward to it, but wondering what drums I will use.
Yesterday I posted an update on what BBC News Labs has been up to for the last few months: BBC News Labs Update: Open Innovation, Linked Data in the Newsroom and Story Driven Journalism This includes:- MozFest, SeedHack, Storyline and more.
Had our first rehearsal with THE KRILL (London’s premier Surf Rock Band) at London’s The Joint rehearsal studios. Great stuff. Also see The Krill (Surf Rock Band in London) Twitter Account here for updates.
James Murphy and Paul Fairless from the SKY News team popped into BBC News Labs today. Following the success of #newsHACK, we were discussing next steps on News Storyline Ontology and Linked Data collaboration opportunities.
BBC News Labs visited FT today, to discuss collaboration opportunities, following the #newsHACK. There looks to be some great opportunities here in the Linked Data areas – watch this space.
Earlier today (from 11am to 5pm) BBC News had a stand at Silicon Milk Roundabout 2013. We were there to show off what the BBC News & BBC Weather teams were doing, and to see if there were any potential new recruits for BBC. We took the names of 150 interested developers! The stand and … Continue reading BBC News Labs at Silicon Milk Roundabout #smr6
On 8th – 10th November 2013, BBC News Labs took THE JUICER data and the BBC News Labs APIs to SeedCamp’s SeedHack 4 in Google Campus. I stood up with Ontoba’s Paul Wilton and introduced the backstory of the News Labs “JUICER”, data and News Labs APIs available from The Juicer platform, and provided the … Continue reading BBC News Labs at SeedCamp’s “SeedHack 4” (2013)
BBC Academy put together this video to briefly explain how BBC News Labs is using Rapid Prototyping at #newsHACK.
Wendy and I just had an amazing break to the Highlands, taking the overnight train from Euston. Definitely recommend it.
On 25th – 27th October 2013, Jeremy Tarling, Ant Miller and I visited MozFest. We demonstrated Storyline Ivy – a prototype from #newsHACK The News Juicer & News Labs APIs demo And generally talked about BBC News Labs
Following #newsHACK on October 17th, Ceclia and Fielding from The Guardian office in New York, popped into BBC News Labs to have a chat about collaboration in the future.
See the demos and prizewinners from the #newsHACK 2013 event. A few moments: The Mirror team’s “Rubix News” The Sky News team hack demo My former boss Anthony Sullivan (who was a judge, and is now at Guardian) giving an award to the Sky News team Me Introducing the judges Robin Pembrooke awarding “Best in … Continue reading Demos from #newsHACK – 27 Prototypes demo sessions & 7 Prize Winners
On October 17th & 18th 2013, BBC News Labs in partnership with BBC Connected Studio, put on a 48 hour News Industry Hackathon called #newsHACK with 10 News Organisations and 6 Universities. BBC News Labs brought The Juicer, with our News Labs APIs, and a Storyline authoring tool called Storyliner by Outlandish.com for teams to … Continue reading #newsHACK 2013 – BBC News Labs Hackathon with Connected Studio
You can see the Winners of #newsHACK 2013 here on the newsHACK website. Winners of newsHACK 2013 1) Best in Show Award Presented by Robin Pembrooke (Head of News & Weather Products, BBC) Awarded to : The Perspectivator (Financial Times). 2) Best Live & Breaking News Experience Presented by Nic Newman (Independent Strategist, Trainer, … Continue reading Winners of #newsHACK 2013
This is The Juicer team from #newsHACK 2013: Jeremy Tarling Paul Wilton Viktor Tron Harry Robbins Richard Lynton-Evans