Hacks/Hackers Expanding to Boston

Hacks/Hackers, the journo-geek confab that started in the Bay Area last winter and moved to New York in June, is expanding to Boston. The group, which brings together journalists and technologists to innovate digital journalism, and which is spearheaded by former AP scribe and Stanford Knight fellow Burt Herman, is having its second meetup in Boston today.
The Boston contingent is being organized by Herman, former New York Times reporter and Knight News Challenge grant reviewer Jennifer 8. Lee, Center for Civic Media outreach coordinator Christina Xu, and Boston Globe reporter Matthew S. Carroll. Their first meeting attracted 60 journos and programmers. Tonight’s meeting is taking place at the appropriately named Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge.