Al Jazeera, together with the platform Canvas organizes an inaugural hackathon entitled “Media in Context” (http://canvas.aljazeera.com/). Designers, developers, media experts, journalists and people with a passion for social innovation – totally around 90 specialists will gather in Doha (the capital of Qatar) and during three days will brainstorm new ideas in the field of Media technologies.
Organizers offer $50,000 in prizes and awards!
Participants will try to answer the following questions:
– How can we apply the idea of context to media and journalism?
– How do different contexts affect the different phases of media, from production, to distribution, to consumption and interpretation?
Media in Context hackathon will help us tell a better human story, believe organizers.
There are 12 challenges for the participants to work on. A full list of them you can check here (http://canvas.aljazeera.com/challenges/).
Open Knowledge Sweden is taking part in this event, so stay tuned with the latest news from the Persian Gulf and learn firsthand about “how it went!” on our website!