susan mernit

susan mernit
CEO, HACK THE HOOD

Website | @susanmernit

Susan Mernit is co-founder and CEO of Hack the Hood, a non-profit organization that teaches young people of color tech skills and prepares them for tech careers around the Bay area. She founded Oakland Local, an acclaimed non-profit news site, in 2009.
Hack the Hood is a 2014 winner of the Google Impact Challenge. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & a former Yahoo! Senior Director, Mernit has been a consultant for The Knight Community Information Challenge and a consultant to organizations including Salon.com & TechSoup Global. She led a start-up that was a 2008 Tech Stars Company, and is one of the founders of Code for Oakland, an open gov/hackathon event

Sessions

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Location: Broadway North (6th Floor) Level:
Andrew Nachison (We Media), Nick Bilton (The New York Times R&D Labs), Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine.com), susan mernit (HACK THE HOOD), Matt Thompson (Reynolds Journalism Institute)
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If we accept that media will never return to its pre-Internet form, what lies ahead for news? How will we use current and future digital tools to craft and disseminate information? What lessons can publishers of all types learn from the news industry's digital transition? A panel of media experts will discuss these topics and others in this forward-looking session. Read more.
Sponsors
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Ingram Industries
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • DPCI
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • LibreDigital
  • Lulu
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • Media Services Group
  • Quark, Inc.
  • ReadHowYouWant
  • RSuite
  • Safari Books Online
  • Smashwords, Inc.
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Verso Digital

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