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Hacks/Hackers London: March meetup

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WeWork Moorgate

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Find out what's happening at this month's Hacks/Hackers:

Who's speaking?

  • Samuel Woolley (@samuelwoolley), Director of Research of the Computational Propaganda Project at the University of Oxford. Fellow at Jigsaw, the Institute for the Future, and the TechPolicy Lab at the University of Washington

Sam will talk about what role political bots--automated social media accounts that operate like real users--have in civic life. This talk explores cases of bot use during elections and political crises in the United States, Turkey, Mexico, and several other nations in order to explore how they are used to manipulate public opinion, spread misinformation, and silence investigative journalists.

Duncan and Robin will unveil Flourish, a new platform for creating data visualisations and interactive stories. Flourish allows non-coders to produce high-end content from an ever-growing range of templates. Developers can make new templates from scratch using whatever tools and libraries they like, or adapt existing ones. Flourish grows out of the visualisation and interactive work that Duncan and Robin have done over the past five years under the banner of Kiln.

  • Jacqui Maher (@jacqui), Head of Interactive Journalism at Condé Nast International

Jacqui recently collaborated with British Vogue on a Facebook Messenger bot offering a customizable, straight from the catwalk feed of significant news and shows during the major fashion weeks. Jacqui will talk about the challenges of producing conversational, interactive chat experiences around fashion media, without the help of a structured, searchable data set.

Thanks to WeWork Moorgate for hosting us and buying the booze!

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What's the ticket release schedule?

Free tickets will be released on the following schedule:

  • First batch: Monday 13 March at 1pm

  • Second batch: Thursday 16 March at 1pm

  • Final batch and opening of waiting list: Monday 20 March at 1pm


We need full names for each individual. This is a security requirement. You are unable to book a ticket on behalf of a friend or colleague. If two tickets are booked under the same name, we've set up a system where the duplicates will be automatically cancelled. Thanks for understanding!

If you have a ticket and find you cannot attend, please cancel at least 48 hours in advance. That will allow us to reallocate your ticket to someone else. We send names to the venue 48 hours before the event starts and no changes can be made after this time.

We keep the vast majority of tickets free of charge. But if you want to skip the waiting list, you can purchase a supporter ticket (note that numbers are limited). All proceeds get ploughed back into our events.

If you have any questions about the ticketing system, or want to get in touch, please email (or just reply to this email). Keep in mind that we are all volunteers and can’t always deal with every email.

I’ve not attended before, tell me more about Hacks/Hackers London

Hacks/Hackers London is a community of 4,000+ members of journalists (hacks) and technologists (hackers) who get together to discuss and rethink the future of news. Hacks/Hackers is a global movement with chapters in more than 30 cities.


What is the ticket policy?

The Hacks/Hackers London ticket policy covers the sale and return of all ticket types, as well as the waiting list.

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Our venues require a guest list ahead of time with all attendee full names. If your name doesn't match the name on the guest list, we may request your ID to verify your name at the door.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The organisers can be contacted at

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are not transferrable. If you'd like to cancel a free ticket, or request a refund for a paid ticket, please consult the ticket policy above, and then contact

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