May 31st, 2011

On Tuesday, May 24th I went to the Chicago Hacks/Hackers meeting to brainstorm ideas for the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership innovation challenge. After brief introductions and food in a conference room in the Chicago Tribune tower, we split into groups and embarked on 30 minutes of intense brainstorming. Our prompts were one of three topics:

  1. Improving comments
  2. Reinventing online video
  3. Creating a user-centric experience

My group tackled the third issue and came up with some really great ideas which I (hopefully adequately) presented after our time was up. Phillip Smith of Mozilla walked around taping everybody and then uploaded the videos. Well, here I am: