Mediafabric. 21st October 2011.
Save the date! October is conference season and undoubtedly the star attraction is Mediafabric - ten news experts presenting visual essays on the media's future in Prague. Running alongside this will be our annual team get-together Sourcecamp, where partners come from all over the globe to present their projects and workshop new ideas like the ones being implemented right now in Georgia. Read on for more!
Newspapers are becoming start-ups, tech companies now function as information hubs, software applications are the news. Our conference Mediafabric will cut through the hybridity to present ten crystal clear positions on media on Friday 21st October 2011 in Prague (just a few days before LinuxCon!).
Strictly adhering to questions of who, what, when, where and why, we return to journalism’s basic principles of storytelling and get right to the source of what’s happening. Five Ws, ten experts, one essential event for journalists, editors, technologists, developers, designers and
We’ll be launching a site with all ticketing, speakers and details in the very near future - in the meantime, if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, hosting a stall or presenting, get in touch.
Sourcefabric’s yearly meet-up returns to Prague this year from Monday 17th October to Sunday 23rd October. It’s a chance for our team to catch up with our clients and community in a series of workshops, consultations, hackathons and - of course - social gatherings.
We'll have a few open events to which you are invited to come and meet the team, learn about what we do and share your ideas (including a Newscoop hackathon and our Source Awards ceremony) We'll keep you posted on how to attend - keep that diary free!
Project Georgia 2011
Sourcefabric’s huge Georgia 2011 project really got underway in August with visits from Douglas Arellanes and Jakub Gornicki to various cities in the Caucasus region. They were there to design and implement three regional news sites, overhaul a major national publication’s design, launch an exciting new hyperlocal project and migrate one of the biggest papers in the country to Newscoop.
As you can see from our photoblog post
, they’re working day and night and from what we’ve seen of the wireframes, the sites are looking fantastic. As soon as they go live, we’ll let you know.
The Newscoop Theme Contest is still running giving web designers an amazing chance to join media experts and receive free professional training at Sourcecamp 2011. Visit http://contest.sourcefabric.org to enter
If you run a news organisation you can help us out with five minutes of your time. We want to make the world's best content management system for news media and we need your help to do it. http://sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/725
Meet the team: Paul Baranowski
Paul Baranowski is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Sourcefabric, and is responsible for all the software that Sourcefabric produces. Yes, all of it. Luckily, his mastery of Taekwondo means he has the shoulders to bear such a weight. He’s based in the new Toronto office where our radio software Airtime is produced. Paul has been writing code continuously since he was 8 years old and is also responsible for our supremely (and deservedly) popular seriers of insider development blogposts, the latest of which is about the Zend Framework
Thanks to awesome help from the community, we’ve fixed a bunch of sneaky bugs in Airtime 1.9 (and even found time to add in a couple of new features). To get all these, including all-new magic file synchronisation, download the free update
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