Rolling Out, an African American-focused news and entertainment content platform, is presenting its first Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference, RIDE. Taking place Sept. 22-23 and combining entertainment, culture, media, entrepreneurship, and innovation, RIDE will highlight the need and opportunity in technology for multicultural millennials and professionals.
The conference will also feature a hackathon, put on by social impact consultancy Amplify 4 Good, focused on developing tech solutions to promote citizen journalism. Six teams will build apps that enable more people to become citizen entertainment journalists leveraging Rolling Out assets. At the end of the hack, the teams will pitch their ideas to celebrity judges for a chance to win $5,000 and a formal partnership with Rolling Out.