Coronavirus also impacts Hackdays. The event will be rescheduled to the autumn!
SRG is continuously monitoring the development of Coronavirus in Switzerland: Due to the current situation, the Hackdays organisation team has made the decision to postpone the event scheduled over 12/13 March at all three locations until autumn 2020. As soon as the alternative date has been confirmed, we will contact registered participants via email. Anyone who is already registered will have priority for a place. We hope you will be at the event in autumn!
The Medien-Barcamp, which was to take place in connection with Hackdays, will also be rescheduled to the autumn. An alternative will be found for this event too.
The SRG SSR invites developers, journalists, editors, programmers, designers, engineers and creatives to imagine and develop digital applications and work on digital prototypes. The main topic is journalism of the future. DATA SCIENCE, #AUDIO, #A.I., #STORYTELLING, #BIG DATA, #BLOCKCHAIN, #ROBOTICS, #VIRTUAL REALITY, #CONNECTIVITY, #MOBILITY, #INTERNET OF THINGS, #E-SPORTS: Anything goes!
The Hackdays will take place on 12 and 13 March 2020 at SRF in Zurich, at RTS in Geneva and at RSI in Lugano.
If you are a developer, a programmer, a journalist, a media producer, an editor, a designer, a software engineer, or a consumer with a passion for traditional and new media, then this event is for you!
Besides the richness of collaborating with people coming from various backgrounds, this is a unique opportunity to interact with field experts in public media and to contribute to innovation efforts of the SSR to develop the TV and radio of the future.
Thursday, 12 March 2020
8.30h: Door opening / Reception to participants / Coffee-croissants
10h: Opening Key Note / Pitch of ideas by participants (with discussion of the skills required to form teams)
12h: Lunch offered to participants
18h30: Aperitive / Dinner/ Networking
After 18h30: Work possible
Possibility to stay overnight
Friday, 13 March 2020
14h: Team presentations / Pitches (alternating between Geneva, Zurich and Lugano). 3 minutes for each team
16h: Voting the top 3 works between Geneva, Zurich and Lugano
What is a hackathon ?
A hackathon is a short event in which a group of people, typically from different backgrounds, work together to prototype new digital applications in a collaborative manner.
Who can participate ?
This event is opened to people inside and outside the SRG SSR (including people from the industry and academia).
Can I participate if I have no idea for a project ?
Yes, everyone is welcomed to the Hackdays, whether you bring a an idea for a project that you wish to develop, or you are simply curious or motivated to explore together the theme “journalism of the future”.
How are teams created ?
Teams will be created on Thursday morning after all projects are presented. Each participant will chose its preferred project and teams, and teams will be created to be as multidisciplinary as possible.
How much does it cost ?
The participation to the Hackdays is free and opened to everyone.
What are the tools and data made available to participants ?
Apart from Wi-Fi, participants will be provided with structured data, data APIs, and documented content tools.
Is there any prize for the winner ?
There won’t be any prize at the end of the Hackdays except for a special cup that will rewarded to the best teams. The main goal of this event is to foster the collective intelligence of experts from different backgrounds. We consider that the best reward for participants is that these collaborations lead to viable projects and eventually business creation.
Who owns the results of the work ? What is the follow up on the projects ?
The projects developed during the Hackdays are owned by the team members that have developed them. Depending on the interest arisen by participants and collaborators, the work carried out during these two days may continue beyond the Hackdays within or without the involvement of SSR SRG.
What should I bring ?
Every participant should bring the tools and material that estimates necessary for its activities: computer, mobile devices, software etc.