Announcing Build The News – a two day coding event

We’re really excited to announce an event held by The Times, Sunday Times and the Sun for student journalists and programmers – Build The News.

Build The News will be a chance for web developers to team up with student journalists to compete with others in order to produce the best digital journalism project.

It’ll be on the last weekend of February next year, in East London, and we’re looking for teams of 3 to 5 from universities around the UK. Each team should contain at least one web developer who is proficient in using HTML, CSS and Javascript, or server-side frameworks such as Python, PHP, Java etc.

The aim is to see how student journalists and developers can work together to create innovative forms of storytelling, with a choice of topic and prizes awarded for the best in each category.

Throughout the two day event, teams will benefit from the expertise of Times, Sunday Times and Sun staff, as well as companies (to be announced) with interesting APIs and tool kits to give feedback and assistance with your projects.

To learn more about the event and book your ticket, take a look at the event page here.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to tweet us at @TimesDevelops or me at @JosephStash

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