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[Guest post by Dave Riordan, Product Manager, NYPL Labs] Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting and speaking at the incredible Hacks/Hackers NYC meetup, a collective of some of the most talented and interesting folks in New York with a bent toward building a better-informed citizenry through journalism, technology and design. They welcomed us and we fit right in. Rather than have myself and Ben Vershbow do our traditional dog-and-pony show (that poor, poor pony), the entire Labs team got up on stage to share some of our most interesting projects and technical investigations, several of which were shown for the first time. Here’s a quick rundown of what we covered:pssst – if you want to follow along, we’ve posted our slides from the evening. (PDF | Scribd)

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