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March / 22 + 23 / 2014

About Media Hack Day

The Challenge The world of publishing is changing. Rapid advances in mobile technology and a spirit of innovation have transformed almost all aspects of newspapers and news media.

The Mission Join our Media Hack Day and find new ways to reinvent and reengineer content for the mobile age. The hackathon will bring together creative programmers, designers, tech-savvy journalists and product visionaries. Join us if you are an individual developer, designer or established hackathon team.

The Reward The Mediahackday takes place as a warm up for Digital Innovator’s Summit 2014. Prizes, an international jury and the praise from the startup community and media owners are waiting. Already got an inspiring idea? Post it at our Hackerleague site so others can see and join your team.

Register now!

Our Main Sponsors

Location & Venue

Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator Markgrafenstraße 14 10696 Berlin






Coffee, Breakfast & Registration
Coffee & Breakfast
Welcome, Partner API Presentations
Brainstorming & Team Building
Hack Deadline. Then Lunch
Hack Presentations
API Intro - Axel Springer iPool
API Intro -
API Intro - sanoma
API Intro - storyful
Prize ceremony
API Intro - watchmi
API Intro - Wikidata
API Intro - Der Spiegel
API Intro - Getty Images


1. Prize A trip to Silicon Valley, sponsored by Axel Springer*
2. Prize 1000 Euro Gadget Voucher, sponsored by VDZ
3. Prize 500 Euro Gadget Voucher, sponsored by Contentment
In addition, the three winning teams each receive 2 complimentary Tickets for the DIS-Summit 2014.
WTF-Award Lunch with Kai Diekmann in Axel Springers famous Journalists Club
Axel Springer iPool 1 Jawbone up for every team member*
Der Spiegel Voucher worth 500 Euro Amazon Gift Card worth 200 Euro
Getty Images 1 iPad Air & Swag Pack
Sanoma Amazon Gift Card worth 500 Euro
storyful 1 Copy of Ruby Science for every team member*
watchmi 3 black Pebble Smartwatches
Wikidata Super Swag Pack for every team member*
* All prizes are made for teams with up to 5 members. If you are more than 5 you have to divide the prizes on your own.


Ulrich Machold
Creative Director & Lead Strategic Product Development, Axel Springer ideas, Germany
Michael Kowalski
Founder/CEO, Contentment, Great Britain
Timo Salzsieder
CIO/CTO, Tomorrow Focus, Germany

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