Between our global hack days, the coming launch of Source, and the ongoing search for the 2013 Knight-Mozilla fellows, you’d think that we’d reached cruising altitude on the 2012 OpenNews project. Actually, we’re not even close.
Today I want to let you peek at the team we’ve assembled to head up the OpenNews Learning Lab:
- Adrian Holovaty, founder of Everyblock and co-creator of the Django web framework
- Matt Waite, lead developer of the Pulitzer-Prize winning Politifact and journalism professor at the University of Nebraska
- Miranda Mulligan, the design director for digital at the Boston Globe
- Jacqui Maher, an assistant editor in interactive news at the New York Times
- Jacob Harris, a senior software architect at the New York Times
What will we be doing together?
We’ll be building out three months of learning opportunities for developers, engineers, and hackers to engage with the problemsets of journalism. We’ll have online lectures, Q&As, how-tos, tutorials, and much more on a broad spectrum of topics, led by experts in the field. It’s going to be thrilling to be a part of.
There are a lot of announcements about the whens, whats, wheres, and hows still to come in the next few weeks, but getting the team in place was step one.
Actually, this isn’t a team—this is the Avengers of Hacker-Journalism.