As we previously reported, dozens of developers and journalists from all over the world were in Aarhus this weekend taking part in MediaHackDays, which was organised by the Danish chapter of Hacks/Hackers and supported by CCI Europe (which hosted the event at their headquarters) and WAN-IFRA with the Guardian of the U.K. and Knight-Mozilla’s OpenNews as partners.
Despite only starting well into Friday night, all eight teams turned in finished projects by Sunday afternoon and provided four-minute presentations showcasing them to the judges and other participants beginning at 16:00.
Two other award-winning teams were: the Geo Newsies group, which won the Guardian API award for an app that offered both established/traditional news and social news to travellers within a given country (see the demo on YouTube here), and the CoffeeBear team, which was recognised by the judges for its app, which uses iBeacon to alert/invite nearby users to come in to a coffeeshop, paying customers would then receive credit to access exclusive news content while they are in the coffee bar.
Judging criteria for the awards were based on:
Demo and execution
-What have you achieved?
-Is it functional?
-Is it useful for anyone?
-How is the user experience?
-What is the impact of the solution?
-Is it actually solving a problem?
The five judges were:
Tor Bøe-Lillegraven, Global Head of CCI Business Consulting
Chrys Wu, Global Caretaker of Hacks/Hackers, and Developer Advocate for The New York Times
Maz Spork, Heads of Digital Innovation, Egmont Publishing, Denmark
Stephen Fozard is Media Innovation Hub Project Director at WAN-IFRA
Nikolai Thyssen, Editor at Dagbladet Information and Head of New Media
See more coverage from the event on Twitter at #mediahackdays
More photos and stories (in Danish) can be found at: information.dk/mediahackdays