Open News Algorithm Workshop

location Newspeak House | Saturday 11 November — Sunday 12 November 2017 (GMT)

Calling journalists, philosophers, media theorists, open activists, and anyone with strong opinions about news...

Over the past two years Fako Berkers and Edward Saperia have created an experimental framework called WikiFeed. It allows you to create open source algorithmic newsfeeds using semantic data and metadata from Wikimedia.

We think this could allow new transparent and collaborative approaches to editorial policy, and also be a powerful way to discover stories in niche areas.

We're running our first open workshop to experiment creating custom feeds. We'll teach you everything you need to know and be on hand to support. You'll need to bring a laptop. Remote participation is also possible - get in touch via

Both days are the same; it'll be a short intro followed by free time to experiment with the framework. You can attend as much as you like, but please register so we can gauge numbers.

  • Saturday 11th November
  • Intro: 1pm - 1:30pm
  • Workshop: 1:30 - 4pm

  • Sunday 12th November
  • Intro: 1pm - 1:30pm
  • Workshop: 1:30 - 4pm

A more detailed introduction to the underlying technology can be found here.


Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG, UK

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