About the Journalism Hackathon

The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism is organizing a hackathon for journalists, software developers, and designers, sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman. Come up with something exciting and new for the field of news technology. Need ideas or technical advice? We'll have sponsors and mentors from leading technology companies to help you learn something new, and build it in just 8 hours.


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Never been to a hackathon before?

At the beginning, you'll have a chance to meet everyone else there - if you want to team up with some one else, this is your chance to see what skills they have. You can also bring your own friends to form a team, or work on your own - it's up to you.

You and your team will own the rights to anything you create, and you're free to work on it after the hackathon, or shelve it - it's up to you.

After the time limit is up, your team will have a chance to show off your project to judges and the public.



Start Time End Time Activity
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Doors open, socializing, team formation
12:00 PM 12:15 PM Lunch Served
12:15 PM 12:30 PM Opening Remarks
12:30 PM 1:00 PM Introductions from Sponsors and APIs
1:00 PM 9:00 PM Hackathon in Progress
1:30 PM 6:00 PM Breakout Sessions in Side Room (APIs, Mobile, Data Journalism)
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Dinner served, keep hacking or take a break
9:00 PM 9:15 PM Pencils down, set up demos, introduce judges
9:15 PM 10:00 PM Show off your demo to everyone - judges will make decisions
10:00 PM 10:30 PM Prizes/Winners Announced
Espresso cup

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API Sponsors

We're excited to have our technology partners here at the hackathon! Learn something new, try something out, or get some hacking ideas from their expert developers.

Contact Us

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