21-22 November

Please note schedule is subject to change.


9:00: Welcome to Cape Town Editors Lab

  • Welcome by GEN, Code for Africa.
  • Presentation of the GEN Editors Lab programme rules.

9:30: Speed Geeking

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

10:30: Coffee Break

11:00: Google News Lab Workshop

12:00: Catherine Gichuru and Eric Mugendi share tips for fighting misinformation 

13:00: Lunch

14:00: Work session

17:00 : Mini pitch session

The teams will have one minute to:

  • Describe the problem they are trying to solve
  • Describe their target audience
  • Announce in one sentence what they are going to prototype

18:00: Cocktail



9:00: Arrival, coffee & breakfast. Begin working.

13:00: Working lunch

14:00 Final hacking sprint

15:45: Project submission deadline. All prototypes must be submitted to the GEN Community.

16:00: Final pitch session

The teams will have five minutes to pitch their projects with one minute for questions from the jury

18:00: Winners announced