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POV Hackathon 9
August 15-16, 2015 in Chicago
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Apply

We are now accepting applications for POV Hackathon 9. Apply by Friday, July 10, 2015, at midnight Central Time. There is one form for applicants proposing POV Hackathon project ideas and a second form for applicants not proposing ideas but who want to join a team. Note that anyone can propose an idea, whether you consider yourself a "media maker" or a "technologist" or both or something else! Add hackathon@pov.org to your contacts list to prevent emails from going to your junk mail folder.

Questions? Read the FAQ for the answers to common questions about POV Hackathon, or email hackathon@pov.org.

Tickets

Tickets for the public screening of POV Hackathon 9 projects are now available! The screening will take place at The Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615 on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 7 pm.

Tickets are free, but space is limited, so you must RSVP to attend.

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Schedule

POV Hackathon 9 will take place in Chicago the weekend of August 15-16, 2015, in partnership with Kartemquin Films, a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society, and The Chicago Innovation Exchange, the University of Chicago's new center to help scholars and entrepreneurs translate their ideas and new technologies into start-up businesses and products.

Expect to be busy from the Saturday morning through Sunday evening. Hacking concludes on Sunday afternoon, but there will be a screening on Sunday evening, followed by a reception.

All events take place at The Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615.

Saturday

9:30AM-10:00AM
Check In & Orientation
10:00AM-10:30AM
Strategy Session
10:30AM-5:30PM
Hacking!
4:30PM-5:30PM
Tech-Check (Reserved Slots)
5:30PM-7:30PM
Show & Tell of Works in Progress
7:30PM-dawn
Hacking!

Sunday

10:00AM-10:30AM
Check In & Orientation
10:30AM-10:45AM
Strategy Session
10:45AM-5:30PM
Hacking!
4:30PM-5:30PM
Tech-Check (Reserved Slots)
6:00PM-7:00PM
Break & Prepare for Screening
7:00PM-11:00PM
Public Screening & Reception

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Press

Journalists interested in covering the POV Hackathon or a Hackathon project, please write to communications@pov.org.

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