Since 2009, we’ve hosted BCNI Philly, an unconference for news that brings together journalists and others from all over the country to talk shop. In fact, we suggest you take a look at the impressive attendee list and sign up.
The event uses open grid scheduling, forgoing anyÂ prescheduledÂ sessions in favor of a moreÂ spontaneous conference where attendees volunteer what they’d like to talk about. The result is a fluid, current conference devoid of panels on issues long settled.
This year, we’re stepping up our game by hosting our first BCNI Open Gov Hackathon organized by Tropo. Developers, designers and journalists will get their hands on data from the City of Philadelphia.Â Also, we’re hosting our first ever “shared session” with Zach Seward, engagement editor at the Wall Street Journal. It’s an anchor event of Philly Tech Week, which we’re organizing.