Today I visited the #newsHACK VI event in Cardiff. The Wales Connected Studio team have setup this event, following the #newsHACK approach, to engage with Welsh Universities.
#newsHACK III – Language Technology was a 2 day hack event in London focussed on “Multilingual Automated News Services of the Future”.
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!
The BBC Academy College of Journalism just published this video about Rapid Prototyping with BBC News Labs.
A great phrase being used around the office: “We need to support more Speedboat Projects – enable small teams to shoot off ahead with an idea…”
Great event in Dublin & Glasgow – will add more soon. – see #newsHACK hashtag for updates, and #newsHACK website.
See this post announcing #newsHACK II – a co-production with Global Editors Network. The event will take place in 2 venues – Glasgow and Dublin. Universities and News Organisations can sign up for #newsHACK II here.
We just finished a great event with the Connected Studio in Belfast: The News Archive Build Studio. Following on from the Creative Studio events in London and Belfast, and the earlier briefings in London and Belfast, this event saw 8 teams create 8 prototypes, all of which will go into audience testing.
We’ve just kicked off a new project called #newsVANE.
On the 10th, I took part in a press launch for the “International Startup Conference” run by Room in the Moon’s Rafael dos Santos, at Google Campus. I’ll be talking about rapid prototyping at the event in mid March at Ravensbourne College in London. Press Launch for Startup Conference
BBC Academy put together this video to briefly explain how BBC News Labs is using Rapid Prototyping at #newsHACK.
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
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.
We’ve just run the “Events & Politics” Lab as part of the BBC News Labs Summer Labs events. Findings include:- There is an opportunity in the Linked Data “Events” space. There are plenty of opportunities in the Politics space, which could be leveraged with Linked Data. Events may not be the best way to model … Continue reading Events & Politics Lab – 2012 Summer Labs – BBC News Labs
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.