Matt Shearer - BBC News Labs


A list of achievements. Not an exhaustive list – just the highlights, and mainly from a career perspective.

#newsHACK IV in Nairobi - BBC Connected Studio: World Service Africa - Nairobi

Nairobi #newsHACK: BBC Connected Studio World Service Africa

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 underserved audiences on the African continent.

James Montgomery opens #newsHACK III on Langauge Technology

#newsHACK III – Language Technologies Hack – Tower Bridge

#newsHACK III – Language Technology was a 2 day hack event in London focussed on “Multilingual Automated News Services of the Future”.

#newsHACK II

#newsHACK II – Dublin & Glasgow, May 2014

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!

BBC #newsHACK 2013 catch up session - With Matt Shearer, Connected Studio and BBC News Labs

#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 for teams to … Continue reading #newsHACK 2013 – BBC News Labs Hackathon with Connected Studio

Launching “The News Juicer” – for BBC News Labs

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.

Launching the BBC Agile Project Management Training Programme

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

Launching BBC Responsive News

Launching BBC News Responsive Design MVP

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

The Dees Showcase at Union Chapel, July 2004, Islington

The Dees 2004 Album – Showcase at Union Chapel, Islington

The Showcase for The Dees, The Album, in July 2004 at the Union Chapel in Islington, London. Right near Highbury Corner. The Dees – inaugural album “2004” The Showcase in 2004 Photographs by Conal Jones. Sound by Niall Acott. Lights and drama by Dan’s mates, including Andy Audsley.