Second confession: my impression of a hacker had largely been shaped by a really mediocre 1990’s movie. Great soundtrack, but no way could I do what these folks were doing.
Fast forward 16 years and I’m a convert. Partnering with hackers is a natural fit: as more and more data is available to the public, there are stories to be told.
And despite the way they are portrayed by the media – yes, us – hackers are not in their basements dreaming up viruses to take over the world.
I’m part of a group that brought a Hacks/Hackers chapter to Ottawa, and I’m learning that when journalists and technology collide, amazing things happen.