Alley’s core company values of quality, transparency and accountability closely align with the values of Scrum and, more broadly, the principles of agile software development. However, recent events have led us to consider how the practice of Scrum also supports our community values – radical candor, psychological safety, asynchronous communication, diversity, and inclusion.
This weekend, Alley is co-sponsoring the Hacks/Hackers Connect event at Runway Incubator in San Francisco. This event will bring together journalists, technologists, designers and businesspeople to brainstorm new ideas and collaborate on potential solutions to media’s challenges. Attendees will be mentored by industry veterans with experience across the media, VC, technology, and corporate world.
Hacks/Hackers Connect is a partnership between Hacks/Hackers – the global grassroots network of journalists and technologists – and the News Lab at Google. Check out their event page for more information about tickets, attendees, and scheduling.
Connect enables local Hacks/Hackers chapters to design events tailored to the needs of specific communities focused on creating a sustainable future for journalism. Alley Interactive joins early-stage investors and academic programs such as Matter, Seedcamp, NYC Media Lab, Medill University’s Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, Grand Central Tech, and Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY to support media innovation through the Connect series.
Hacks/Hackers Connect launched its first ever event in Berlin in last June, and the SF event will be followed by events in London (Rainmaking Loft) and New York City (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism) in February.
Alley is excited to be a part of the program and we hope to see you there!