Editors’ Lab Cape Town
Editors’ Lab Cape Town is a two-day hackathon taking place from 6-7 September that will be taking place in the city at 24.com’s digital headquarters and is organised by the Global Editors Network, the African Media Initiative and Google. The collaboration includes 14 teams competing to create the most innovative news-driven mobile app or website.
The teams will use public data or other content to build mobile apps or digital tools that help audiences become ‘active citizens’ by better understanding or engaging with the world around them. Preliminary ideas submitted by teams range from mobile apps to help citizens report corruption, bribes or potholes, to tools for helping citizens track election promises made by politicians, and tools for choosing schools and then monitoring their performance.