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Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup

Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014, 6:30 PM

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1120 Northwest Couch Street #320 Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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• 6:30 - 7:00: Networking • 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the most interesting projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore. • 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski of Hack Oregon will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database. She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will...

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• 6:30 - 7:00: Networking


• 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the open source projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore.


• 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski of Hack Oregon will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database. She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will deliver a complete list of all elected officials, from school district up to Governor and Senator to a voter based on location.


• 7:45 - ??: Hands-on tool gathering. Bring your laptop, and an 8 GB or bigger USB stick (or writable DVD if you must). Ed will have copies of OSGeo Live, Tails and of course CompJournoStick.

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A simple mathematical model of congressional geriatric penis pumps

A simple mathematical model of congressional geriatric penis pumps | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
This is a guest post written by Stephanie Yang and reposted from her blog. Stephanie and I went to graduate school at Harvard together.
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FOSS4G 2014 » Community voting open through May 5th

FOSS4G 2014 » Community voting open through May 5th | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
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News on Demand

News on Demand | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Find out more about the work of the Knight Foundation's grantees
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Remember these data-scraping tools for journalists

Remember these data-scraping tools for journalists | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
A list of web-scraping tools for data journalists

Via Luís António Santos
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HacksLab Announces Data-Focused Support for Latin American News Outlets

HacksLab Announces Data-Focused Support for Latin American News Outlets | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it

The first incubator for data-drive journalism in Latin America launched last week with HacksLabs Challenge 2014, which will grant a total of US$100,000 for Latin American projects selected in two rounds of competition.

The goal is to be able to connect entrepreneurs, journalists and programmers with both new media and traditional media organizations that want to innovate and move ahead with great ideas that haven’t yet been realized.

This program is part of my ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowship, and it is possible thanks to the support of the Knight Foundation, the World Bank Institute, the International Center for Journalists, and mentoring from Knight-Mozilla Open News.


Via Andrea Naranjo
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No, Tech Adoption Is Not Speeding Up

No, Tech Adoption Is Not Speeding Up | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Yesterday the folks over at Vox published an article arguing that generations should be defined by the technology they use, rather than by age. They included a graph that purported to show how American society is "adopting new technology more quickly than ever before." The graph is garbage. And here's why.
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Game design to develop computational thinking | Nesta

Game design to develop computational thinking | Nesta | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Learners today have the amazing potential to produce their own digital content. But one challenge ahead is to counter a culture where users simply consume digital content rather than engage in the creative process to produce their own. We need to be firmly focused on enabling the next generation of digital makers and equipping them with the key skill to support that creativity: Computational Thinking.

Via Paul Herring, Susan Einhorn
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Cliff Mass Weather Blog: Is Asian Pollution Intensifying Pacific Storms? Separating the Hype from Reality.

Cliff Mass Weather Blog: Is Asian Pollution Intensifying Pacific Storms? Separating the Hype from Reality. | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
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CollateX

CollateX | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
CollateX is a tool for visualizing text variations as graphs: http://t.co/26a8zvZG0w
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Twitter #DataGrants selections | Twitter Blogs

Twitter #DataGrants selections | Twitter Blogs | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Learn more about the six institutions we’ve selected to receive Twitter #DataGrants.
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Elevated Levels of Mercury Found in Fish in Western U.S. National Parks

Elevated Levels of Mercury Found in Fish in Western U.S. National Parks | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Summary: Mercury has been discovered in fish in some of the most remote national park lakes and streams in the western United States and Alaska. Mercury levels in some fish exceeded U.S.
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The art of column writing

The art of column writing | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
At one time, it took many years before a select few journalists could be invested in the purple as columnists. This carried distinct benefits: They were seasoned veterans with the experience, street smarts and capabilities that only time conveys.
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Diving into Statsmodels with an Intro to Python & Pydata - Data Community DC

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Finding Evidence of Climate Change in a Billion Rows of Data

Finding Evidence of Climate Change in a Billion Rows of Data | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
By Brian Abelson


Over the past month, conversation around climate change has started to heat up again.
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Census may change some questions after pushback from public

Census may change some questions after pushback from public | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau is considering whether to drop some questions that it has used for decades following complaints from the public that they are intrusive.
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17 projects receive funding through Knight Prototype Fund

17 projects receive funding through Knight Prototype Fund | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Chris Barr. Sometimes you have a great idea, and you just need time, space and some capital to ...
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Life Sentences: The Grammar of Clickbait! | The American Reader

Life Sentences: The Grammar of Clickbait! | The American Reader | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
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TileMill adds support for Esri FileGDB format

TileMill adds support for Esri FileGDB format | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
TileMill now supports reading vector features directly from the proprietary Esri File Geodatabase (FileGDB) format. Interoperability with the FileGDB format is a major advance for Esri users that have adopted...
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To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut​

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut​ | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
The famous author plots out the three most compelling story arcs.
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From Tinder Bots To 'Cuban Twitter', Welcome To 'Cognitive Hacking'

From Tinder Bots To 'Cuban Twitter', Welcome To 'Cognitive Hacking' | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Social media deception campaigns are growing more sophisticated.
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Computational Storytelling

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The Silence at The Intercept Is A Reflection of Startup Newsroom Difficulties

The Silence at The Intercept Is A Reflection of Startup Newsroom Difficulties | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it

proJust over two months after publishing its first revelations about the NSA’s mass surveillance program, First Look Media’s The Intercept is taking a break. Well, sort of.

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky's insight:

The problem with The Intercept is that they overpromised and underdelivered. They had one story - Edward Snowden's documents - and that had been published to death months before The Intercept went live. Now everyone's tired of the story, the prizes have been handed out, the wheels of Congress and the White House grind on and on, and all they have is one story that we've all heard. No news is very bad news for a news organization.

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Slow-motion tremors make Tokyo megaquake more likely - environment - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist

Slow-motion tremors make Tokyo megaquake more likely - environment - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Increasingly frequent slow-slip earthquakes, coupled with the after-effects of the 2011 Tōhoku megaquake, may be pushing the Tokyo area towards disaster (Scary news from Japan: GPS sensors have identified an increase in frequency near Tokyo of a...
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A network analysis of Bob Ross’s paintings

A network analysis of Bob Ross’s paintings | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
While it makes me look like I’m stalking him, Walt Hickey is doing some of the more fun data analysis on the new FiveThirtyEight.
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USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Summary: Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users?
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