Quackbot tool for Slack

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Aron Pilhofer of Temple University
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Clark
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to put a new tool called Quackbot to work for you in Slack. DocumentCloud and Quartz created Quackbot as a fully hosted and friendly interface to open-source tools. Learn tricks such as grabbing screenshots from web pages, finding reliable data on key topics and directing the Internet Archive to save a copy of any specific web page.

Speaker Bios

  • Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. In addition to teaching, his work is focused on new business models, digital transformation and innovation in news. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was Executive Editor, Digital, and interim Chief Digital Officer at the Guardian in London. Previously, he has been a reporter and editor at The New York Times, The Center for Public Integrity as well as Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware. Aron also co-founded two news-related startups: DocumentCloud.org and Hacks & Hackers.

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