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LINK: srccon.org  ➚   |   Posted by: Justin Ellis   |   June 25, 2015

The second iteration of SRCCON, the conference spun out of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, is underway today in my hometown of Minneapolis. As far as journalism-related conferences go, SRCCON falls more on the technology and development end of the spectrum. Some of the sessions include:
“We all have issues: Sharing projects built on GitHub’s API,” “Machine learning: How useful is it for journalism,” and “The Dungeon Master’s guide to teaching journalism.”

The organizers keep it fairly small, so chances are if you were interested you may have missed a shot at grabbing a ticket.

For those looking to follow along from the comfort of home, there’s always the option of camping out on the #SRCCON hashtag and watching Twitter.

But there are some other interesting ways to follow this year’s proceedings: SRCCON has a live-captioning team on hand for sessions to provide streaming transcripts of sessions in real time.

You can also check in on the public Etherpad for SRCCON, where information about the conference is regularly updated (like details on the all important coffee share.).

Ben Goering of Livefyre put together an updating media wall of tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook updates from attendees.

Also, for the second year in a row people from Quartz are running a SRCCON-specific version of their daily brief email newsletter.

Sadly, none of this can replace all the IRL benefits of being at SRCCON, like proximity to Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge, or having your first religious experience with a Juicy Lucy.

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