Wednesday 11 June  

5:30 p.m. : GEN Welcome 

  • Welcoming of participants by the Global Editors Network
  • Presentation of the GEN EditorsLab programme rules

5:45 p.m. : Softonic Welcome

  • Welcoming of participants by our sponsor, Softonic, The app for apps, ranked #1 European company in global online audience

6:00 p.m. : Speed Geeking and cocktails 

  • The Hackdays finalists all present their winning projects from the national Hackdays. 

7:00 p.m. : Cocktails & Canapés at Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya

  • The Hackdays finalists will join the GEN Summit participants for Cocktails and Canapés at one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Barcelona


Thursday 12 June 

9:15 a.m. : Softonic Masterclass

1:30 p.m. : Lunch

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

6:00 p.m. : Softonic review of the day

7:00 p.m. : Hacking or Partying - your choice !

  • The Hackdays finalists can continue hacking at the CCCB until 9:00 p.m.
  • They can also join the GEN Summit participants for Cocktails and Canapés at Palau Robert and for a visit of La Perdrera. 


Friday 13 June 

8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. : Final Hacking sprint

2:00 p.m. : Project submission deadline

2:00 p.m. : Prototype testing, pitch rehearsals and lunch

3:00 p.m. : Pitch session

  • The participants will have 4 minutes to pitch their projects
  • 1 minute for questions from the jury

5:25 p.m. : The jury announces the names of the 3 best projects

6:25 p.m. : The 3 best projects are pitched on the main stage of the Summit

6:40 p.m. : The winner of the Hackdays Final is announced !

8:30 p.m : Final Cocktail and Live Stream of World Cup at Camp Nou