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AOP-Mozilla Hack Day Announced

AOP is announcing its first hack day, which will run on 13-14 October, in conjunction with the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Parnership, to offer its first collaboration with a UK trade body - a ‘dynamic day of fast-paced real-time software development, an experiment in demonstrating the future of publishing, today.’ The first day, Thursday 13 will take place at Incisive Media, Broadwick Street, it will then be transferred to the AOP’s flagship Summit Digital Publishing Summit, at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza on Friday 14 for final results, judging and prizes awarded.  Full information on the hack day can be found at www.ukaop.org.uk/hackday. AOP is inviting developers, designers and journalists from across the industry to get involved - you can book your place here. The AOP hack day focus is on HTML5 enabling you to develop dynamic applications and websites that work on all platforms, for all of your users - no matter which device or OS they choose. AOP hack day products should solve a real world problem or opportunity currently facing AOP members' businesses.  The hack day also fits in neatly with the Summit’s theme – Publishers: Know your Worth: with AOP bringing its diverse membership together to work collaboratively to create prototypes and code which all of its members’ businesses can benefit from. Participants from across AOP’s membership of B2B media owners, consumer magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and digital-only brands will team up for a day of brainstorming & prototype building, with the aim of demonstrating how publishers can take advantage of the open web and engage with audiences in new ways. Lee Baker, AOP Director says: “There is an increasing requirement for media industry events to be collaborative and practical – with our first hack day, we aim to keep our flagship event of the year, the AOP Summit ahead of the curve.” He adds: “AOP is a nerve centre for UK media owners, where commercial, editorial and product leaders come together to share knowledge and work collaboratively – with the hack day, we are also directly involving developers, designers and journalists together, and hope the results demonstrate the benefits of our collegiate, cross-industry approach.” Mozilla Executive Director, Mark Surman, says: “At Mozilla, we have been creating opportunities for hacking and co-creation with a range of organizations, including Knight Foundation and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This is the first time, however, we have run a hack day affiliated with a UK trade body, and we’re happy to be announcing a first on this with AOP. “These events give developers a chance to apply their skills to a new problem space, and enable the organisations that we’re working with to experience the kind of invention, co-creation, and open-web innovation that is at the core of Mozilla’s mission,” says Surman. The annual, one-day, flagship AOP Digital Publishing Summit with the theme “Publishers: Know Your Worth” will be held at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza on 14 October 2011.  http://www.ukaop.org.uk/summit  The latest programme is at: http://www.ukaop.org.uk/events/summit2011programme.html - speakers include Fru Hazlitt, Managing Director, Commercial and Online, ITV, Alisa Bowen, General Manager, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, New York, Jakob Nielsen, Managing Director Interaction, GroupM, Justine Roberts, Founder and CEO, Mumsnet, Benjamin Faes, Managing Director, Media & Platform, N & C Europe, Google and Karla Geci, Head of International Media, Strategic Partner Development, Facebook. Speaker Brands and companies include: BBC, ITV, Haymarket, GroupM, Agenda21, Profero, IPA, Digital Spy, Telegraph, Mumsnet, Quantcast, Future, IDG, Vivaki, AdMonsters, Pearson, Facebook, Dennis, Econsultancy, Zeebox and many more. The Hashtag for the AOP-Mozilla hack day is #aophd Full information on the hack day, including a link to book can be found at www.ukaop.org.uk/hackday. AOP’s Product Development Committee has informed the focus and theme of the hack day. More information on AOP’s Committees, including Product Development is at www.ukaop.org.uk/committees