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Sunday, March 13 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hacking the News: Applying Computer Science to Journalism

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Reporters and editors work in ways that are still largely tied to old print and broadcast models. Applying lessons from computer science can help make journalism more scalable, flexible and personalized. This panel will discuss developments such as object-oriented programming, model-view controller frameworks, database-driven Web applications and social code repositories -- and explore how these principles can be applied to journalism and create the future of storytelling. For example, making stories in an object-oriented mindset can help journalists work more efficiently, reusing and building on past work. Stories can be created as structured data that can be mashed up and viewed in more flexible ways by readers. Readers can get personalized stories that highlight what's new to them -- rather than having to read through what they already know to glean the latest news.

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Trei Brundrett

VP ProdSB NationAs VP of Product and Technology, Trei leads the team that develops the SB Nation platform designed from the ground-up to deliver sports content and community for nearly 20 million passionate fans around the world.
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Tristan Harris

CEOAptureUntil just recently, Tristan was CEO and Co-Founder of Apture, a curiosity amplifier for the web that was acquired by Google in November 2011.
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Burt Herman

FounderHacks/HackersBurt Herman is co-founder of Storify, an application for telling stories with social media, and founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists. Storify won the 2012 SXSW Interactive award for social media, the... Read More →
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Jennifer Lee

Galactic OrganizerHacks/Hackers
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Upendra Shardanand

CEODaylifeUpendra Shardanand is the Chairman and CEO of Daylife, the leading media SaaS for the world's biggest media companies and consumer destinations. Daylife offers online publishers on-demand media and applications. Mr, Shardanand co-founded his first venture, Firefly Network... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Sheraton, Creekside

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