A number of people have mentioned that there was no Ruby in the Pub last month.
Well, now I can finally reveal why!
With the help of my colleague Julian Burgess, Aron Pilhoffer from The New York Times and Burt Herman, founder of Hacks/Hackers and CEO of Storify, Ruby in the Pub is relaunching this month as the London Chapter of Hacks/Hackers.
There are a number of really good reasons for the change:
1. It widens our monthly meetups to involve anyone who is interested in digital journalism.
2. We become part of a national and international network of meetups and activities run under the Hacks/Hackers name (please also check out their survival glossary for digital journalists, it is rather good).
The first Hacks/Hackers meetup will be at the Shooting Star Pub, Spitalfields next week (August 18). More details can be found on Meetup.com. If you are interested in where journalism meets technology, please come along!
UPDATE: If you are a London-based journalist we’d be really grateful if you could print off our poster and promote the launch of Hacks/Hackers in your newsroom. Thank you!