As a bonus to all Kickstarter backers, we recorded the start of Hardware for Journalism during NICAR with Zach Supalla of Spark (https://www.spark.io/). This one was a ton of fun. We built an air-quality sensor (among other projects) and walked around the conference valet area to measure emissions of taxi tailpipes. I'm going to try and edit that in the next two weeks to get something up for you.
Along this journey, tons of folks have asked if we will ever expand into multimedia, social and other journalism areas. Probably not but who knows. The mission has been to make materials with journalistic context that fill gaps in training offerings from our professional organizations. However, I did start to notice there isn't a solid, single place to go to find training options.
The inventory is small, and there is design work still to be done, but hopefully you can see where we are going -- creating a place that you can filter through all possible training from all the professional organizations, meetup groups and whomever else is awesome enough to send me a message and spreadsheet of training events.
The coolest feature is that you can save all of your searches and set notifications. Maybe there is no d3 training in Atlanta right now, but if an event ever hits our system, you'll get an email notification to register. All results link directly to the hosting organization. Again, we are not trying to compete with professional organizations but instead be a third party that helps connect journalists with training.
Thank you all for your patience throughout this effort.
If you work with a professional or training organization and have a list of events I can add to our search, please get in touch.
Dave and the FJ crew