Applications close October 18th, 2014.
WHEN? 29th Nov—1st Dec 2014
WHERE? Qatar National Convention Centre Doha, Qatar
Whom: designers, developers, media experts, and people with a passion for social innovation
Prize: $50,000 in prizes and awards, and participant travel and accommodation is included.
The Canvas is a platform for experimentation, and it is being kicked off with an inaugural hackathon. Al-Jazeera is creating a space to explore and invent solutions to challenges that advance humanity while also pushing forward media and open source technologies.
At the hackathon, you can collaborate with some of the most innovative minds in media and journalism to imagine the future of news and information. What will you create with a blank canvas? We are taking applications for designers, developers, media experts, and people with a passion for social innovation to join us for the inaugural Canvas hackathon on November 29th – December 1st, 2014.
2014: MEDIA IN CONTEXT
This year, the inaugural Canvas hackathon is all about “Media in Context”. Context has always been around us, from where we are, how we are feeling, what time it is, and even our history and culture.
- 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?
- Al Jazeera believe that exploring new forms of contextually-aware media at this year’s Media in Context hackathon will help us tell a better human story
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