Saturday: BarCamp NewsInnovation 2013

Screen-shot-2010-03-25-at-2.10.06-PMDoors open at 9 a.m. Saturday for BarCamp NewsInnovation 2013, Philadelphia’s annual, one-day national unconference on journalism innovation and the future of news.

At the same time, hackers, coders and designers will come together for a hackathon, using data and creating tools for journalists and citizens to make government services more efficient and transparent.

The Center for Public Journalism is co-sponsoring the events.

TED.com Editor Emily McManus will give the unconference keynote during the lunch hour.

13a488168554368c96a50102ecd8bfaaThe Department of Journalism at Temple University is sponsoring  Joey Marburger, mobile design director at The Washington Post, who will present on “The State of Mobile” at 11 a.m.

Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Annenberg Hall on the main campus of Temple University in North Philadelphia, and the there’s a free after-party at the Draught Horse, just a few blocks away.

Register now for only $5 to attend both the barcamp and hackathon. Students may attend for free with a valid ID.

Check out the preliminary schedule and get more information at bcniphilly.com.

BarCamp NewsInnovation comes near the end of Philly Tech Week, which is also funded in part by the Center for Public Interest Journalism.

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