Code before the vote: A Texas Tribune/Knight Center Hackathon
April 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm| Free
Calling all developers, designers, researchers, journalists, political junkies and more. On Thursday, April 23, The Texas Tribune, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and Hacks/Hackers will host a hackathon centered on building tools to inform and educate voters. The theme is intentionally broad: Participants are encouraged to work on anything aimed at fostering engagement in an election year. Explicitly partisan projects are not allowed.
You’ll form cross-disciplinary teams and, after a day of collaboration and coding, present your tool or concept to a panel of judges. Come for the chance to win our grand prize, but stay for the company of others at the intersection of news and technology. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and an evening happy hour are provided.
The hackathon is being held in timing with the Knight Center’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which will take place April 24-25 at the University of Texas. Those interested in registering for the hackathon are welcome to register for ISOJ as well.
This event is free to attend, but an RSVP is required. To participate in the hackathon, please fill out the brief questionnaire in the RSVP form. After reviewing your responses, we will be in touch with more details about the event. Please note that email addresses are only being collected to communicate hackathon logistics.