For journalists, designers, developers: anyone with an interest in online news!
To reserve a place go to our meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/The-UK-Future-of-News-Group-Brighton-nest/
The second Brighton Future of News meetup will focus on the general election. It's a prompt 7.30pm start at the Skiff, and it should go on till about 9pm - after which we'll head to the pub across the road.
We're keeping it to one speaker so there's plenty of time for group activity and questions, which proved quite popular last time (do let me know if you think differently!)
Richard Pope, web designer and developer is coming to talk to us about online activity surrounding the upcoming election. He's going to tell us about Democracy Club and the Straight Choice, new online transparency projects set-up for monitoring the election.
Richard is involved in MySociety, the fantastic non-profit democracy organisation, and also behind a new tool for opening up data, ScraperWiki, soon to launch. Scraperwiki recently ran a successful 'hacks and hackers' day, so he's got some ideas about how developers and journalists can work together.
As before we'll take questions, perhaps have a little bit of a debate, and then break out into groups to brainstorm our own election-themed, or political, projects. So if you've thought of something nifty you'd like to do online to coincide with the election, bring the idea with you!
Added by jtownend on March 11, 2010