Condé Nast International Hackathon

22nd - 23rd November 2014

Condé Nast International Hackathon

will bring together participants, made up of Condé Nast International employees from around the world and external London-based talented developers, designers and business professionals. This is a unique opportunity for creative technology professionals to impact the future of the publishing industry.

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The Condé Nast International Hackathon will be held 22nd-23rd, Saturday-Sunday, November 2014, at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, London. Although staying overnight isn't required, we highly recommend it.
Virtual Meeting

The virtual meeting is hosted via WebEx on Wednesday, 12th November 2014 from 6:00pm GMT to 7:30 pm GMT.

All attendees are invited to join the session.

Condé Nast International will propose its challenge, introduce its technology and answer any questions to ensure an amazing experience at the hackathon

The session will be hosted on webex (the url will be sent via calendar invite to the designated attendees). Challenges will be revealed during this session.

22nd November

9:00 am Breakfast

10:00 am Opening Ceremony

11:00 am Coding Begins

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Mentor Sessions

6:00 pm Dinner

12:00 am Midnight Snack

Code through the night

23rd November

8:00 am Breakfast

11:30 am Lunch

12:00 pm Submission Deadline

12:30 pm Judging

2:30 pm Awards

3:00 pm Closing


Grand Prize

The winning team will win a mentorship sponsored by Condé Nast International in London. The team will meet with a CNI expert that will help incubate their idea from prototype to final product. Winning team will also receive tickets to WIRED2015 for each team member, a prize valued at over £8000.00


Tickets to WIRED2015 for each team member, a prize valued at over £8000.00

2nd Runner-Up

Tablet subscription to a CNI publication of choice for each team member

Participation Agreement

Please download the Participation Agreement here. This agreement includes information regarding your participation in the hackathon from November 22-23, 2014.


Maximum of 5 people on a team including 1 team member from Condé Nast International.

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:

-Simplicity (5 points): Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?

-Creativity (5 points): How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?

-Impact (5 points): Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?

-Design (5 points): Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?

- Each team must have 1 member from Condé Nast International.

- What is the Fresh Code Rule?

All code developed as part of the Condé Nast International Hackathon must be “fresh”. Before the start of the Condé Nast International Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the Condé Nast International Hackathon. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries.


Each team has to pick up ONLY ONE challenge to address and proceed

Challenge #1: Digital Delivery

How can technology help to leverage, enhance and deliver content onto smart phones to create an incredible experience for consumers?

Challenge #2: Content & Commerce

How can content be linked to products, using a seamless contextualized journey that feels natural and in line with the values of the media brands?

Challenge #3: Data & Analytics

How can data create a better reading experience and how can data help Editors in their daily work?

who we are

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality magazines, websites and digital content.

Reaching more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets, the company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller/Traveler, Allure, Architectural Digest, Wired, W and Style.

In addition to publishing 143 magazines and over 130 websites, the company operates a restaurant division and several ventures in education. The Condé Nast Entertainment division develops film, television and premium video programming. Please visit and

Condé Nast International currently operates in 29 markets, publishing 125 magazines, close to 100 websites and over 200 tablet and Smartphone apps , under such respected brands as Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Wired, Conde Nast Traveller, AD and Vanity Fair

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