From the newly created NJ News Commons project at Montclair State, this great training opportunity:
It’s a weekend. It’s a contest. It’s a chance to be on the cutting edge of journalism. HackJersey — coders and journalists working together to tell stories using public data — is coming Jan. 25-27, 2013. Journalists, if you’ve ever wondered how amazing data visualizations and interactives like this are created, you want to be part of this weekend. You don’t need to come with programming skills; you’ll join a team with coders. This is the first hackathon in the state of New Jersey to bring the two disciplines together. Prizes include lunch with Jeff Jarvis and a tour of the New York Times R&D labs.
Cost is $10 for pros, free for students. For more info, go here.