Whether it's through animation (2D/3D/motion design) or integrating AR/VR elements into an event, serving all those who wish to bring their stories to life is one of our core activities at Dreamwall. We stand at the intersection of storytelling, visualization, and data management. Therefore, it was quite natural for us to lend our expertise to the Scrolly Telling Hackathon, organized by RTBF, HEAJ, and Boukè on the weekend of March 23 and 24, 2024.

Modern journalism is evolving at a lightning pace, and with it, the skills required to tell stories in a captivating and immersive manner. It is in this spirit of innovation that the Scrolly Telling Hackathon took place in Namur.

For 48 intense hours, around thirty students - journalists, developers, graphic designers, and data analysts - from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), IHECS, and Haute École Albert Jacquard (HEAJ) joined forces to push the boundaries of traditional journalism.

The objective was to create a form of long-form article combining text, images, videos, and infographics to fully immerse the reader in the content. Participants leveraged databases and statistics to bring their stories to life, using impactful data visualizations and graphic animations to make their articles as informative as they were captivating.

More than just creating innovative articles, the Scrolly Telling Hackathon was also a lesson in the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. Students discovered how to work together, learning from each other and combining their skills to create something truly unique.

Two of our colleagues (Pipeline Developer and Real-Time Artist) were able to challenge the teams' ideas and guide them through their creation process as coaches.

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