Friday, Sept. 16, 5-8:30 p.m. at 700 Kalamath St., Denver
Developers and journalists will combine forces to create projects that can make journalism more sustainable.
What is Hackthe.News?
Name.com and Open Media Foundation are teaming up for a hackathon to help journalists tell the stories that matter. In a time when news outlets must resort to sensationalism to stay profitable, the integrity of news as we know it comes into question.
Hackthe.News brings developers and journalists together to create ways that reporters and news outlets can share important stories while maintaining their business's sustainability.
How it works
Hackers have the opportunity to compete in one of two tiers:
2-hour hack projects: In true Hack the Dot style, you’ll show up, be put on a team, and have just two hours to develop a project that could one day be fully developed into something that could help journalists report news sustainably. Sign up here
Existing projects: If you’ve created or want to create an app, program, or project that can help journalists tell the stories that matter in a sustainable way, we want to see it. These projects should be fully developed and professional quality. Applicants interested in submitting an existing project can apply by clicking the button below.
Hack the Dot Application
2-hour hack projects
1st place: $500 to go towards funding your project and an annual membership to the Open Media Foundation
2nd place: $100 Name.com account credit
1st place: $2,000 to go towards funding your project and an annual membership to the Open Media Foundation
2nd place: $500 to go towards funding your project