Welcome to TechRaking!
We’re just getting started with today’s TechRaking conference at IGN’s headquarters in San Francisco. We’ll be exploring the intersection of news and games and brainstorming ideas on how we can better reach and engage citizens with investigative journalism.
If you’d like to join in the fun, follow the #TechRaking hashtag on Twitter. We’ll be posting updates from the conference throughout the day. At the end of the event, the winning team from our design sprints will be awarded a $10,000 development grant from Coco Studios to jump-start its idea with CIR! Stay tuned.
TechRaking II: Gaming the News
Interested in the intersection of news and games? In the second installment of our TechRaking conference series, gaming industry executives, designers and artists will convene with investigative journalists to explore how gaming platforms can be used to reach and engage citizens in investigative journalism.
TechRaking II will take place tomorrow, September 19, at IGN's headquarters in downtown San Francisco and is co-presented with our partners at Public Radio International and the Online News Association. See a full schedule of events here.
In addition to participating in discussions with industry leaders, conference participants will be divided into teams and challenged to develop pitches for news games that connect players in radically new ways. The winning team will receive $10,000 worth of development time from Coco Studios to jump-start its idea with CIR!
Want to attend? There’s only a few spots left! Email Kristen Crawford to register: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll also be accepting a small amount of same-day registrations.
You can also join in on Twitter by following @CIRonline and using the #TechRaking hashtag.