Fake News Hackathon

Fake News Hackathon
La gara tra idee innovative sul tema Fake News

Fake News phenomenon has grown rapidly in the last years, greatly impacting society. In order to contrast this trend and prevent misinformation, the Web Marketing Festival organizes an Hackathon to tackle the Fake News issue.

The initiative

The Hackathon aims to promote the creation of innovative solutions to contrast the Fake News phenomenon. Multidisciplinary teams will be challenged in the designing and implementation of innovative model, systems, tools to achieve this goal.

What is an Hackathon

An Hackathon is a competition, where teams challenge in the development of solution to solve a common problem, using innovative approaches.The hackathon is open to both individuals and established teams.

The initiative is open to a broad range of professionals: journalists, digital experts, entrepreneurs, researchers and students. The initiative will take place during the Web Marketing Festival, Rimini on 21, 22 and 23 - June 2018.

The hackathon participants will develop the project grouped in teams. At the end of the session, projects will be evaluated by a jury of experts.

The context

The Hackathon will take place during the Web Marketing Festival, the Italian meeting point of international digital innovators. During the event topics such as: information and digital content quality have had always a central role. The initiative has the aim to contribute in counteracting the Fake News phenomenon.

Target Audience

We believe that each contribution is crucial, for this reason the initiative is open to a broad range of professionals: software developers, content creators, journalists, business developers, data analysts, UX and UI designers, graphic designers, digital strategist and digital marketers.

How it works

Participants can freely subscribe to the Hackathon, both singularly and as a team. Team can be composed by a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 people and everyone has to have at the inside a software/web developer. Teams will be trained during the initial phase of the Hackathon and will be supported, during all the phases, by a group of Mentors. Finalist teams will have the chance to present their project in front of participants and a public composed of expertises and companies leader in the sector. Eventually a jury of expertises will proclaim the winner of the Hackathon.

For further information write us to innovation@webmarketingfestival.it


The Web Marketing Festival's team innovation will manage all the initiative's phases. Creators have a strong experience about innovation and launching of new enterprises.

Cosmano Lombardo

Chairman del Web Marketing Festival, Founder e CEO di Search On Media Group

Giuseppe Oppedisano

Tech entrepreneur

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