17-18 March

17 MARCH - DAY 1

8:30: Teams arrive, coffee & breakfast

Meet at The Gallery: Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021 

9:00: Welcome to the Mumbai Editors Lab

Welcome by Indian Express and GEN.

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: Tech tools workshop with Surabhi Malik (Media Training Specialist, Google News Lab)

11:30: The Do's and Don't's of Visualisation with Ritvvij Parrikh (Founder, Pykih)

11:45: Gender reporting talk with Shobha S V (Program Manager, ICFJ - Knight Journalism Fellowship)

13:00: Lunch

18:00 : 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

19:00: Drinks & chill!


18 MARCH - DAY 2

9:00: Final hacking sprint

13:00: Lunch

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

16:30: Pitch session

The participants will have five minutes to pitch their projects

One minute for questions from the jury

18:00: Winners announced

19:00 - 22:30: Final social event at 145 Kalaghoda (145, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001)