We’re right on top of NewsInnovation Portland and I’m really looking forward to meeting some great folks, forming new partnerships and coming up with some great plans for moving forward with news — not as an industry necessarily, but as journalists and consumers.
At any rate, we’re all but sold out (1 ticket remains at 12:45 p.m. Friday) but if you’re not able to make it to Portland State, we don’t want to leave you in the cold.
I’ve been tweaking this blog for a little while and it’s not quite there, but I really wanted to get out there and talk about BarCamp NewsInnovation-Portland this weekend.
If you haven’t heard, it’s a chance to get a group of technologists, programmers, web developers, designers, hackers and information architects together with journalists, entrepreneurs, students, professors and others with interest in news and information.
We’re hoping for amazing new ideas for how we collect, disseminate and consume news.
During the one-day un-conference we plan to not only talk about how technology is influencing journalism, but brainstorm some ideas and hack them out by the end of the afternoon.
All the furor is thanks to my friend Jason Kristufek, who, incensed at a convo of newspaper CEOs who gathered to ‘save the industry’ and then had nothing to report, called on innovators to make our own future.
Check out this video of Jason talking to Dave Cohn:
Well, Jason suggested a national meetup, which turned into regional sessions. He called me out to host one in Portland and I took the bait. It’s been a great experience so far and we’ve got a full house at Portland State University on Saturday.
Watch this space for updates about how to catch streaming video, liveblogs and recaps after the event.