Hackathon is invite only. Email Nadine Hoffman for invitation.
The IWMF and the Ford Foundation are joining forces to host this highly interactive, action-oriented international summit for women entrepreneurs working in the digital news space, bringing together 150 of the key international players and partners who fund and work in the realm of digital news entrepreneurship, both in the U.S. and around the world. The summit will feature an all-star lineup of speakers, including Kara Swisher (Re/code), Mariana Santos (Chicas Poderosas), Jessica Lessin (The Information), Lara Setrakian (News Deeply), Juanita Leon (La Silla Vacia), Stacy Donohue (Omidyar), Lakshmi Chaudhry (Firstpost.com), Farai Chideya and many more.
Cracking The Hackathon ($10k in prizes) at the International Summit for Women Digital News Entrepreneurs will be held on Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in downtown New York City. A preparatory brainstorm session will be held Thursday, January 29 from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Participants will include both students and working professionals from news media and the tech sector. The Hackathon will be a collaborative effort between people with technical skills and subject matter experts working together on creating solutions to a problem.
Hackathons are intensive and high-energy collaborative coding events that transform ideas into reality. People with technical skills and subject matter experts work together on creating solutions to a problem. They build prototypes of apps, websites and hardware.
This hackathon will aim to help empower and support women in the media industry by encouraging them to become producers of innovation. The event will also try to find technical solutions to problems that women entrepreneurs in digital news face.
The resulting projects will be reviewed by a panel of judges from news media and the tech sector and awarded cash prizes as well as support for further development of their prototypes.
Due to strong demand and limited space, we expect the event to fill up quickly, so please RSVP right away to guarantee your spot. Once we reach capacity, names will be placed on a waiting list. Registration is free.
Please note that registration is by invitation and non-transferable. If you wish to recommend a colleague for participation in the Hackathon, please send their name, contact details and short bio to Nadine Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.