Yearly Archives: 2013

BBC News Labs – Christmas Season Asynchronous Workshop

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

Finnish Public Broadcaster YLE Visits BBC News Labs

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

BBC News Labs at Silicon Milk Roundabout #smr6

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

BBC News Labs at SeedCamp’s “SeedHack 4” (2013)

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 LabsĀ  “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)

Demos from #newsHACK – 27 Prototypes demo sessions & 7 Prize Winners

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

#newsHACK 2013 – BBC News Labs Hackathon with Connected Studio

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

Winners of #newsHACK 2013

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