Meet us in London and Bonn

Our colleagues at the BBC are hosting two very interesting hackathons focused on human language technology in (news) media production, and we’re happy to spread the word:

textAV will take place in London on September 18th and 19th. It caters to “technologists, application developers, and practitioners working in the area of online audio and video, with a particular focus on the use of captions and transcripts to facilitate and speed up the production process”. For more information and a schedule, check out the textAV eventbrite page. Please note that web registration has already ended. A few tickets may still be available via

Summa #newsHACK (Pt. II), co-hosted by news.bridge partner Deutsche Welle, will take place in Bonn on October 9th and 10h. The central question of this event will be: “How could cutting-edge language processing technology transform your newsroom?” Developers, designers, and innovation managers will have access to the powerful Summa platform, which offers services for automated translation, entity extraction, topic detection, summarisation, and story clustering. Check out the Summa #newsHACK eventbrite page to learn more.

Several members of the news.bridge consortium will join the HLT design sprints in London and Bonn, so make sure to say hi if you’re also attending. Get in touch any time via or @newsbridge_hlt. We’re looking forward to seeing you at textAV and Summa #newsHACK!