16 - 17 May

FIRST DAY - Friday 16 May - 

10:00 a.m. : Coffee & Welcome 

  • Welcoming of participants by the host and Global Editors Network
  • Presentation of the GEN Editors’ Lab programme rules (local Hackdays and final Hackathon). 
  • Presentation of projects developed during previous Hackdays

10:30 a.m : First Masterclass by Marco Maas  

  • Marco Maas will talk about network analytics and visualisation with Gephi and D3 - How are people connected? What does metadata say about a person? - He will look into telecommunication metadata, the data that facebook collects and explain how to visualize and analyse this kind of data.

11:15 a.m. : Hacking begins

1:00 p.m. : Lunch

3:00 p.m. : Second Masterclass by Denis Richard 

  • Data Gathering: The good, the not so bad and the ugly
  • We will take a look on what data is right now possible to gather in the web and how different it can be used to bring out benefits and knowledge, but also disadvantages and even harm to individuals and society. Do we, as educaters and shapers of public opinions, need to act upon this? And if yes, how?

3:30 p.m. : Hacking continues

5 p.m. : 1st Pitch session 

  • During 1 minute, the teams will have to :
  • Announce the title of their projects
  • Explain what is the problem they want to solve with their projects
  • Explain how they are going to solve it

6:30 p.m. : Cocktails  


SECOND DAY - Saturday 17 May - 

9:00 a.m. : Hacking begins

12:00 p.m. : Lunch

3:00 p.m. : Project submission deadline

3:00 p.m. : Prototype testing  

  • The jury members will have the opportunity to test each prototypes. 

4:00 p.m. : Pitch session

  • 7 minute max per team. The teams will have 5 minutes to pitch their projects. 1 or 2 questions from jury. 1 minute max to answer each question
  • This session is open to journalists and bloggers

5:30 p.m. : Jury deliberates

5:45 - 6:00 p.m : Hackdays awards

  • Mathias Müller von Blumencron will announce the winners