SRG SSR Hackdays 2019 – open for registration!

Below you will find four simple steps that explain the registration process.

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The SRG SSR invites journalists, media producers, editors, designers, developers and engineers to imagine and develop the TV and radio of the future under the theme “Media consumption of the future” and the 2 sub-theme “personalization” and “radio of the future”.

The goal is to develop and prototype new ideas and products in areas such as:

  • Journalism formats and tools
  • Collaborative media
  • User interfaces and mobile applications
  • Media indexing, archiving and retrieval
  • Offline and online media analytics
  • Personalization and recommendation

This event will take place simultaneously in Geneva, Zurich and Lugano offices on March 22nd and 23rd 2019.


How can I subscribe ?

Four easy steps:

  1. Click on the link
  2. Create a new account
  3. Choose your Location
  4. Scroll down to the bottom and “save”

If you have a own Project, create a Box.

On Slack you have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other participants, to inform yourself about the Hackdays 2019 and to ask questions. Join us on Slack.

SRG SSR 22 + 23.03.2019
SRG SSR 22 + 23.03.2019


If you are 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.


Friday, 22. March 2019

  • 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

Saturday, 23. March 2019

  • 8h:  Coffee-croissants
  • 12h: Lunch
  • 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
  • Awarding ceremony of the PixelArt Robots to the top 3 works
  • Closing aperitive


  • 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 “media and artificial intelligence”. Those wishing to present a project idea will be able to present their idea beforehand in an online platform that we will set up few days before the event.

  • How are teams created ?

Teams will be created on Friday morning after all projects are presented. Each participant will chose its preferred project and teams, and teams will be created to be as multidisciplinaire 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 pixel-art cup that will rewarded to the best teams, and the pixelized photo of the winners that will be displayed in the teletext. 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.

  • What happened at previous Hackdays ?

Watch the video of the past edition here

  • Where do I need to go ?

If you choose to participate in Zurich, the location of the event will be the studio 2 of SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Fernsehstrasse 1-4, 8052 Zürich. In Geneva, the event will take place at is RTS Radio Télévision Suisse Quai Ernest-Ansermet 20, 1211 Geneva. In Lugano, the event will take place at is RSI – Via Guglielmo Canevascini 3, 6900 Lugano.

Here are the SRG SSR AGBs and Q&A in german:

How can I subscribe ?

By creating an account on this platform and select the location you want to join for this event

  • Are any food or accommodation provided ?

We provide free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, if necessary, there is also the possibility to stay overnight in the same place of the event. Please contact the organization for details.

Do you have any questions? Send us your question by e-mail to hackdays (at) srgssr. ch

We look forward to seeing you!g