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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a meetup group for journalists and technologists,  by .

The group works to help journalists (hacks) and developers () learn from each other and collaborate on projects. Hacks/Hackers runs a and  in , including San Francisco, , and . It also runs a , though the site’s future was in jeopardy as of mid-2011.

In May 2010, Hacks/Hackers held a conference, , which was attended by nearly 100 reporters, editors, designers, and others interested in the future of journalism. The two-day-long event included a hackathon during which . Later in 2010, Hacks/Hackers also ran a six-week online course on journalism and technology in partnership with .

Hacks/Hackers is and is working to find sponsors and foundation grants, and to become a nonprofit organization.

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