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.
$10,000 in prizes
Best Hack (3)
A panel of judges will select three winning prototypes awarding teams cash prizes to develop innovative apps tackling the obstacles women face in the digital news startup industry
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Director of education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Spokesperson and Media/Marketing Manager at Google
Julian Moncada is an analyst at Lerer Hippeau Ventures
Rosemary Okello Orlale
Communication Specialist and Expert on Media, Gender and Communication for Development at the Ford Foundation
Founding Organizer of Hacks Hackers
SheKnows Media’s Chief Community Officer
Potential to help women digital news entrepreneurs achieve startup success
New ideas and creative design aimed at maximizing impact
Employs principles of user-centered design
Reflects high level of technical skill