About this event
OpenNews.Hack Asia brings together journalists, developers, programmers, designers and technopreneurs over three weeks to brainstorm and come up with apps that will enable newsrooms to create, produce, distribute and share news content in new and innovative ways.
Teams of four to six members will journey together through a series of events designed to build knowledge and drive it towards application:
27 Sept: LAUNCH 05 Oct: HACK 09 Oct: PITCH 13 Oct: FINALS
There’ll be talks by industry leaders, plus mentorship from media and industry experts, including Yahoo! Southeast Asia Managing Editor Alan Soon and Golden Gate Ventures Associate Justin Hall. Participants stand to win more than $10,000 in prizes and the chance to enter a three-month accelerator program which includes accommodation and travel to Digital Media Asia 2013 in Kuala Lumpur for the opportunity to pitch in front of the region’s top editors, and much more.
OpenNews.Hack Asia 2013 is a unique hackathon plus accelerator that aims to support media creation and innovation and open new ways for the public to consume and share news. It is organized by WAN-IFRA Newsplex Asia, one of three Newsplexes in the world created by a partnership between Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and the World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (WAN-IFRA), working in collaboration with Nhüke.Labs, an experimental project on socially distributed cognition mechanisms. The Finals will be held on 13 October to mark the first anniversary of Newsplex Asia’s launch.
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- Blackberry prize for Best HTML5 app
. 8 weeks mentorship in HTML5 development for Top 8 teams . Free marketing on BlackBerry App World . Hack...
- Digital Media Asia
. Pitching opportunity before 400 editors and top news executives . Travel and accommodation for 2 members...
- S$8,500 worth of vouchers
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm: Registration
7:15 pm - 7:45 pm: Welcome by Organizers & Sponsors
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm: Editors Roundtable
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Ideas Pitching > Casual networking > Teaming Up + Dinner
9:30 pm: Wrap-up & End
We kick-off with the editors rountable which give you the chance to meet leading news editors who will share the challenges they face and the apps they wish they have to help make news better, travel faster and further. We will then have time to casually network which will allow individuals and teams to find members and form up over dinner.
. [HACK THEME] In our sources we shall trust: Propose your ideas around apps that help checking & securing communications in-between sources & news providers . [HACK THEME] Last action Hero:...
. [HACK THEME] In our sources we shall trust: Propose your ideas around apps that help checking & securing communications in-between sources & news providers
. [HACK THEME] Last action Hero: Propose your ideas around apps focus on solving a community information issue
. [HACK THEME] Rewriting the experience with contents: Propose your ideas around apps that reinvent basic human experience with content such as reading, listening to music, viewing videos
. [HACK THEME] Monetize News Industry: Propose your ideas around apps that make it easier for news publishers to monetize their products & services.
. [HACK THEME] Behind the hood: Propose your ideas around libraries , frameworks that makes it easy to build, test, deploy or monitor news app
. [HACK THEME] Make it useful: Propose your ideas around apps that enhance functionnality of news-related contents
. [HACK THEME] Deep in History: Propose your ideas around apps that dive deep into the amount of archived contents upon which news press are sitting
. [HACK THEME] Spotted! Propose your ideas around apps that give news organization a heads-up on the next stories to follow
. [HACK THEME] A picture is worth 10 000 words: Propose your ideas around apps that focus on data visualization for news related content
. [HACK THEME] Ride the Big Data monster: Propose your ideas around apps that manage Big Data across contents coming indifferently from news industry sites or social networks
. [HACK THEME] NewsRoom Insider: Propose your ideas around apps that manage assignment of stories to reporters/crew or that streamline newsroom workflows
. [HACK THEME] News in Live: Propose your ideas around apps that focus on video-based news
. [HACK THEME] RSS is not dead: Propose your ideas around apps that bring forth the power of RSS-based news aggregation
. [HACK THEME] Make the News Mobile: Propose your ideas around apps that make it easy to track and share news on mobile
. [HACK THEME] Share that pic ! Propose your ideas around apps that make graphics photo posting easy for tablet/mobile in a news related context.
. [HACK THEME] WeChat! Propose your ideas around apps providing a single platform to manage various chat apps