The Cracking the Code Hackathon took place in New York City on January 30, 2015. Teams of echnologists, entrepreneurs and news media professionals competed for $10,000 in Google prize money by developing technology solutions to help close the digital news gender gap. A panel of judges selected three winning prototypes and one honorable mention.
And the winners are:
The Gender Report is a website that allows you to visualize the gender of the people reporting the news. This is important to understand as we move into a world overcrowded by media.
Team members: Mimi Tan, Patricia Zablah
Pitch Coach is a platform where women can upload video pitches and have feedback in real time. Women in journalism will be able to record themselves and archive their ideas, thoughts and pitches onto a platform.
Team members: Jason Jong, Suhyun Kim, Jessica Liu, Stephanie Lowe
TrollBusters is a service that addresses cyber-bullying and cyber-harassment for women journalists, publishers, and women thought leaders. We provide just in time reserve services, troll tracking and deprive haters to provide/create the opportunity to nest on your website.
Team members: Michelle Ferrier, Debbie Galant, Sneha Inguva, Louisa Reynolds, Berta Valle
Launch Meet is a matching service for media startup people who want to build/form teams.
Team members: Natalia Antelava, Fungai Machirori, Mindy McAdams, Cynthia Liu, Citra Prastuti, DeShuna Spencer