• The annual celebration of technology innovation featuring the work of Missouri journalism, engineering and business students.
  • Five finalist teams in the RJI Student Competition start the program at 9 a.m.
  • Pizza served at 12:40 p.m. Bloomberg News founder Matthew Winkler speaks at 12:45 p.m.

Questions? Contact professor Ebony Reed at reedes@rjionline.org.

Tech Showcase

Tuesday, April 24th

Tech Showcase

9 a.m.

dBrief (formerly Chute)

Through relevant APIs, helps journalists effectively navigate new communities.

9:20 a.m.


Platform that connects news consumers and journalists; seeks to improve engagement, trust.

9:40 a.m.


Technology that would be incorporated into photo equipment to provide verification of a photograph.

10 a.m.


A tool, named XPoint, helps journalists increase transparency in video news stories and educate news consumers on information included in videos.

10:20 a.m.


Tool that helps journalists navigate digital information by providing context and highlighting related information.

10:40 a.m.

Announce winners, award prizes to all participants

Break for photos, organization for second part of Tech Showcase.

11:00 a.m.

Katherine Craig, Stephens College student

Has created a fun, geo-location focused experience that helps Midwesterners navigate large east coast cities, such as Manhattan

11:10 a.m.

Alexandra Martin, Stephens College student

Focuses on environmental friendly products to educate readers with mobile technology.

11:20 a.m.


Provides the ultimate, 5-str dining service for web-based content. It offers a publicly-curated buffet featuring a variety of items for Internet media and create a community of like-minded individuals

11:30 a.m.

Lets GitIt

Ushers in a new era of exposure for the cosmetologist, barber, aesthetician, nail technician and makeup artist. "Swing Magazine" is a platform to showcase hard work and creativity with creative advertising campaigns, original artistry awards, seasonal themes, and superior photography and journalism. Swing Magazine is sound marketing for a new age of beauty culture.

11:40 a.m.


A map based social network where users share a map with their friends. Users and their friends can mark the map in real time to outline paths to follow, share photos of places and set up meetings.

11:50 a.m.

Team Waddl

A personal place reviewer. Students have proposed a product that is the Tinder of food.

12 p.m.

Food Combo

Students worked with the Canadian company that developed a website designed to provide recipe options based on ingredients/food a person already has in their kitchen. Students teamed up with Food Combo to design and develop an app based off of their website

12:10 p.m.


"Purpl" is an iOS app designed especially for journalists to schedule and record interview. The app allows the user to star quotes they like while they are recording which make it easier when trying to find quotes for a story.

12:20 p.m.

MacDaddy Lyfts

A transportation related app that can benefit college students.

12:30 p.m.

Blood Alcohol Content

12:40 p.m.

Pizza Lunch

12:45 p.m.

Matthew Winkler speaks

2:15 p.m.

The winning RJI Student Competition team

The winning RJI Student Competition team will repeat its pitch for Winkler and have the opportunity to speak directly with him about the team’s idea and receive feedback.


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