GEN & The Indian Express will organise a hackathon in Mumbai 17-18 March 2017. The Mumbai Editors Lab is presented in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hacks/Hackers India and the International Center for Journalists with the support of the New Venture Fund for Communications and will focus on hacking against gender inequality.
On 17-18 March, GEN and The Indian Express, in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hacks/Hackers India and the International Center for Journalists with the support of the New Venture Fund for Communications, will gather some of the best media innovators from the region for an Editors Lab focused on addressing gender inequality: How can newsrooms build new tools to better evaluate and analyse gender inequalities and monitor law enforcement? How can the media create more awareness on these issues and empower women by giving them better access to information, support and justice?
The participants will then have two days to build functioning prototypes designed to address gender inequality. A selection of three-person teams from top media organisations from the region will compete. Each team will consist of a journalist, a developer and a designer. At the end of the event, the teams will pitch their prototypes and the jury of media experts will declare a winner.
Irshad Daftari from the International Center of Journalists, Ritvvij Parrikh Pykih, Shobah S V from ICFJ-Knight Journalism Fellowship and Surabhi Malik from Google News Lab will open the hackathon with presentations to the participating teams.
Editors Lab is a worldwide series of hackdays hosted by the world’s leading newsrooms. The winners of the Mumbai Editors Lab will join winning teams from other countries taking part in this fifth season and compete one last time at the Editors Lab Final in Vienna 21-23 June 2017 during the seventh annual GEN Summit.