Today we are announcing a great project we are working on with the Innovation and Research Group at Al Jazeera!  Al Jazeera is organizing its inaugural hackathon focused on the future of media and technology.   The event will be held in Doha, Qatar this November. If selected, you’ll collaborate with some of the most innovative minds in media and journalism to imagine the future of news and information.

We’re taking applications from designers, developers, media experts, and people with a passion for social innovation. We want to assemble a diverse and enthusiastic group, with a range of experience levels, ages, countries of origin, genders, and other aspects.

This is a collaborative event, though there will be awards for the most exciting and innovative solutions, with cash prizes and awards totaling $50,000 USD. Additionally, Al Jazeera will cover accommodation, food and travel expenses for selected participants.

Applications are now open. We will be selecting a few lucky applicants for early acceptance by October 1st, so get your application in soon!

WHERE: Doha, Qatar
WHEN: November 29th – December 1st, 2014
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2014
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 17, 2014
APPLICATION FORM & FAQ: http://canvas.aljazeera.com/apply/

Questions? Email amelia.longo@secondmuse.com.

To follow along, join us on Twitter at @aljazeerair #MediaInContext or on Medium.

Nick Skytland

About Nick Skytland

Nick has envisioned galactic-sized hackathons, developed cutting edge technology, planned space exploration missions, liberated government data, designed next generation space suits and trained space-bound astronauts. Nick is an expert in harnessing the power of open innovation, data and technology to reform business and government. Prior to joining SecondMuse, he worked in the federal government for over a decade, most recently leading NASA's Open Innovation Program where he implemented numerous White House initiatives, including the Open Government and Digital Strategy directives.

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