This is a cooperative event with Hacks/Hackers Colorado group.
It will be hosted by Syntax Physic Opera on 554 South Broadway, Denver. Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.
1) Lauren Gustus, @laurengustus, Fort Collins Coloradoan
Lauren is executive editor at The Coloradoan, a Gannet-owned outlet which takes a platform-specific approach to breaking news.
She will talk about how her award-winning team is embracing new technology within the newsroom, including using analytics to inform stories, and how other journalists can incorporate metrics into their work.
2) Robert Hernandez, @webjournalist, USC Annenberg School
Robert is an associate professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles.
He is an ONA board member, a co-organizer of Hacks/Hackers LA and the co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat for journalists.
Robert will talk about emerging technology for journalists, including experiments in virtual reality storytelling.
Happy Hour at Syntax runs until 7pm and includes $1 off small plates and $2 off paninis (check out the delicious menu). If anyone wants to stick around after Hacks/Hackers, the venue is also hosting a Songwriters’ Open Mic Night from 8.30pm.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 30th!