This event, in Nairobi Garage, was a hack event held by BBC News Labs and Connected Studio to prototype & launch new pilot News services that will reach young African females.
#newsHACK III – Language Technology was a 2 day hack event in London focussed on “Multilingual Automated News Services of the Future”.
I am exceptionally pleased that today it was formally announced (at the BBC News monthly comms session) my position of Head of BBC News Labs.
In a frantic year of News Labs’ activity & growth, I have neglected to cover off the great #newsHACK 2 event we held on May 1st & 2nd this year – about 8 weeks ago!
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
I am very pleased that we have now made BBC News Labs part of the BBC Connected Studio.
Very pleased that Jeremy Tarling and partners published the News Storyline Ontology today. This is looking favourable as the cornerstone of BBC News’ future curation data structure. This has been some great work, coming out of News Labs’ “PR & Outreach” workstream.
Today we ran a demo event to show the prototypes and outcomes from the 2012 Summer Labs. The event was an informal “Trade Fair” format, with 5 demo teams each working at a table to demonstrate and explain the prototypes.
Today, slightly eclipsed by the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, we completed the first of our BBC News Labs “Summer Labs”. This Lab was on the exploration of a “Geolocation” problem space. We saw 4 great demos coming out of the 2 week Hack event.
We are very pleased to introduce “THE NEWS JUICER”. This is the Semantic Prototyping Platform for BBC News Labs, which will provide real semantic data sources and APIs for the BBC News Labs “Summer Labs” between now and end of September 2012.
Today we started BBC News Labs – a small group of us from BBC News working to innovate and open new opportunities for BBC News.
I am very pleased to be launching the new Agile Project Management Training Programme for the BBC. I’ve been working for the past few months with the BBC Academy, and the other lead project managers from The BBC to put together this training programme for our 100+ Agile Project Managers at the BBC. It is … Continue reading Launching the BBC Agile Project Management Training Programme
Very pleased, along with the BBC News responsive design team, to have launched the responsive MVP for feature phones. We started this back in Spring 2011, when Anthony Sullivan and I made space, and we assembled the team with Matt Chadburn. This will continue to roll out across BBC News, replacing the legacy desktop and … Continue reading Launching BBC News Responsive Design MVP
Exciting times in the new job with BBC News. Working with Anthony Sullivan ‘s team, I starting a new unit to deliver a step change innovation for BBC News. Responsive Design!!
In 2006 & 2007, my team at BBC Science & Nature collaborated with Oxford University Department of Atmospheric, Oceanographic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) on the largest climate change experiment ever.
Yesterday we won a BAFTA at the BAFTAS.
Retrospective post. These fantastic girls and I launched a startup called Prints For All Seasons – an online shop to buy fine art prints.