12 November


9:00 a.m. : Welcome

  • Welcoming of participants by Al-Ahram, EMDP and Global Editors Network
  • Presentation of the GEN Editors Lab programme rules

9:15 a.m. : Speed Geeking

The participating teams have 3 minutes to present to each other the most innovative project released by their newsrooms in the last months 

11:00 a.m. : The participants start hacking 

2:00 p.m. : Workshop given by Dr Magued Osman, CEO and Managing Director of the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research

5:00 p.m. : Mini pitch session 

The teams will have 1 minute to : 

  • Announce the title of their projects
  • Explain what is the problem they want to solve with their project 
  • Explain how they are going to solve it 

7:00 p.m. : Cocktails 



13 November


9:00 a.m. : Final Hacking sprint

11:00 a.m. : Google Workshop

5:00 p.m. : Project submission deadline

6:00 p.m. : Awards Ceremony