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TechRaking: Sensing the News

TechRaking: Sensing the News

    February 11, 2017

    Peterson Gym Room 153

Join The Center for Investigative Reporting and the School of Journalism and Media Studies for TechRaking: Sensing the News!

Developed for journalists, designers, technologists and anyone interested in how to use sensors for community engagement, this TechRaking will explore how this nascent stage of the Internet of Things, made up of low-cost sensors and hardware to collect original data, brings unique opportunities and challenges to the newsroom.

Over the course of the day, you’ll hear from industry experts who have created successful sensor projects and stories, learn what is (and what isn’t) possible in implementing sensor technology and what resources are available for newsrooms putting sensor journalism into practice. Attendees will also have a chance to hack a solution to a presented challenge focused on empowering journalists to incorporate sensor tools and techniques into their newsgathering workflows. The winning concept will receive resources post-event to see their idea through to fruition.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lily Bui, MIT
  • Lorie Hearn, inewsource
  • Travis Good, San Diego Maker Faire
  • Christine Sunu, flashBANG Product Development
  • Andy Wickert, Northern Widget
  • Sean Bonner, Safecast
  • Eric Frost, San Diego State University

Please register in advance!