Team MAGIC, or “The Magicians” (as they are known within Alley) found themselves with a rare opportunity to link their in-person retreat with the American Alliance of Museums yearly conference in New Orleans. Team Magic has worked on many museum projects and a few members of the team were speaking at the conference last year. So, instead of choosing a random city somewhere in the continental United States of America, the Magicians set their sites on the birthplace of jazz.
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!