27-28 October

Please note schedule is subject to change.


9:00: Welcome to Público Editors Lab

Welcome by Público and GEN.

Presentation of the GEN Editors Lab programme rules.

9:30: Speed Geeking

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

11:00: Coffee Break

11:30: Lightning talk with Professor Manuela Raposo Magalhaes on the LEAF project which developed EPIC, a national cartographic database to help improve territorial planning and avoid the spread of wildfires.

12:00: "When the wildfire breaks: how can digital journalism contribute to save people's lives?"

With Rina Tsubaki from the European Forest Institute

13:00: Lunch at A Merendeira (Av. 24 de Julho 54, right next to IADE)

14:00: Work session

17:30 : 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: 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.

16:30: Final pitch session

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

18:00: Winners announced & final cocktail