Hack Jersey

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We're gearing up for our second hackathon!


Hack Jersey 2.0 is Officially Underway!

Posted on 28 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

TweetIt’s official, folks! Day 1 of Hack Jersey 2.0 is officially underway. We’ve got a great group of coders, developers, techies, writers, journalists, and creative thinkers this year. As you read this, each of our teams is working tirelessly to improve journalism though data, code, and play. Our resident videographer and producer, TJ Russell, put together the short […]

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Where’s the data on data journalism?

Posted on 26 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

TweetThe need for more emphasis on “Data for Journalism” By SACHIN KAMDAR Writers, from reporters at the New York Times to content marketing bloggers, are taking advantage of data as a source for news, ushering in a new era of data journalism. With the fast pace of adoption of data journalism has come a confluence […]

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Hack Jersey 2.0: Official rules

Posted on 23 Mar 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

TweetOur rules set the stage for our hackathon competition and the kind of projects we’re looking for and how they will be judged. 1. Tell Important Stories/Build Important Tools Combine technology, journalism, and open data to create an original project over a weekend. Team up with coders and journalists to create an original app, data […]

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Hackathon Inspiration: ‘How might we’ use the FDA API?

Posted on 04 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

TweetBy CARLA ASTUDILLO We’ve been given a gift. Way back in June 2014, the Food and Drug Administration released an API for its drug, device and food data. So far, word has only traveled among techies and open data advocates. I’m here to tell you, though, that this is a treasure trove of opportunities simply […]

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Hackathon inspiration: ‘How might we’ improve weather coverage?

Posted on 01 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

Tweet (Here’s a guest post from Stephen Stirling, a data and weather reporter for NJ Advance Media, to prime the pump for our second hackathon.) The world of weather has perhaps the most copious bounty of publicly available data available in the realm of CAR reporting, but that doesn’t mean it’s being used effectively. Take […]

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Why I’m Asking You To Come Hack With Us

Posted on 11 Feb 2015 in Ideas, News | 0 comments

TweetHere’s a guest post from Hack Jersey co-founder and NJ News Commons director Debbie Galant. We’re holding a hackathon March 28-29 at Montclair State. The theme is A Weekend of Making Journalism Better Through Data, Code and Play. A lot of journalists think a hackathon is not for them. They either don’t know the word […]

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Hack Jersey 2.0: Now seeking sponsors

Posted on 02 Feb 2015 in Ideas, News | 0 comments

Tweet Hack Jersey and the Center for Cooperative Media are looking for sponsors for our March 28-29 hackathon at Montclair State. We’ll be challenging leaders in data journalism, civic hacking and app development in New Jersey to make visualizations and tools to serve journalism. Since this is New Jersey, we’ve named our sponsorship levels after […]

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Summit kicks off Open Data movement in NJ

Posted on 23 May 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By DEBBIE GALANT New Jersey got a B from the Sunlight Foundation when it graded state legislatures on how well they disclose their public data. That’s lower than neighboring states New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, which all scored A’s, but…

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Talking about #OpenDataNJ with the News Commons

Posted on 06 May 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sign up for Open Data NJ below. Read more about it, and peruse the schedule, here. Event Registration Online for Open Data NJ Summit powered by Eventbrite

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Sign Up Now for Open Data NJ

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The NJ News Commons and Hack Jersey are proud to present an Open Data NJ summit on May 15, 2014, to get journalists, government officials, watchdogs and citizen activists to work together to make data about the state universally accessible. We’…

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