Come help us close the digital news gender gap and compete for $10,000 in Google prize money.

The Cracking the Code Hackathon will:

  • Provide participants with experience that they can replicate with their peers in their organizations and communities.
  • Create a community of practice focused on enabling and increasing women’s participation in digital news entrepreneurship.
  • Build prototypes that can be turned into real world products or services.

 

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Judges

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Jeremy Caplan
Director of education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

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Latoya Drake
Spokesperson and Media/Marketing Manager at Google

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Julian Moncada
Julian Moncada is an analyst at Lerer Hippeau Ventures

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Rosemary Okello Orlale
Communication Specialist and Expert on Media, Gender and Communication for Development at the Ford Foundation

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Chrys Wu
Founding Organizer of Hacks Hackers

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Lisa Stone
SheKnows Media’s Chief Community Officer

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Potential to help women digital news entrepreneurs achieve startup success
  • Creativity
    New ideas and creative design aimed at maximizing impact
  • User-friendliness
    Employs principles of user-centered design
  • Technical Difficulty
    Reflects high level of technical skill