Hack the Gender Gap at USC: Agenda

Hack the Gender Gap: Women’s Hackathon at USC Annenberg
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
3630 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Friday, October 9

7 pm: Opening Panel Discussion at Wallis Annenberg Hall Forum (in lobby)
“Hack the Gender Gap: How Women are Achieving Success, Breaking Down Barriers and Making a Difference”

Moderator: Willow Bay, USC Annenberg
Sara Christenson, Raptor Group
Alex Shaffert, KPCC
Carrie Southworth, Twigtale
Potsie Rivera, former Grindr

10:00 pm: End

Saturday, October 10
Wallis Annenberg Hall

8:00 am: Light breakfast/gathering

8:30 am: Kickoff

Welcome from Robert Hernandez (USC) and Beth Laing (MediaShift)

Explain rules and logistics (Beth Laing)

9:00 am: Speaker Session 1 – Team Collaboration & Brainstorming (Human Centered Design): Amara Aguilar, USC Annenberg

9:30 am: WORK

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Speaker Session 2 – Challenges for VR in Journalism: Nonny del la Pena, Emblematic Group

1:30 pm: WORK

6:00 pm: Dinner

6:30 pm: Speaker Session 3 – How to Market Your Startup: Kirstin Falk, Charles Schwab

7:30 pm: Facilitators & mentors meetup; student teams continue to work

10:00 – Night program ends

Sunday, October 11

8:30 am: Light breakfast

9:00 am: Speaker session 4: How to Pitch Your Startup: Jessica Jackley, co-founder Kiva

9:30 am: WORK on presentation

11:30 am: Lunch for judges

12 pm: Lunch for everyone

12 pm: Presentations to judges

1:30 pm: Judging in chambers

2 pm: Announcement of winners and end