FutureBook Hackers at work: Did we tell them enough?

As the mists rise off the beanbags here at the Roberts Building on the campus of University College London, the FutureBook Hack has about 19 hacker-participants at work. FutureBook-pink blankets still cover some shoulders. The smell of breakfast being set up is encouraging. It’s early morning. More teammates will join these. The message goes out:… Read More

Perseus' Rick Joyce on the FutureBook Hack: "What's possible"

“A hackathon is about the very beginning of thinking what’s possible.” And Rick Joyce, chief marketing officer for Perseus Books Group, will look at new iterations of those beginnings this weekend when he flies to London to judge projects in The Bookseller’s FutureBook Hack event. “A hackathon is a way to socialise what you’re looking for,” he says, “to socialise publishing’s needs to a community that… Read More