Popathon A Coruña

Co-create the future of web-native storytelling on 11-12 November!

Popathon is an international series of hack jams and workshops bringing together media makers, technologists and designers to prototype the future of web-native storytelling.

Popathon was a great experience, highly recommend it to anyone working on a web doc.

Paulina Tervo, Filmmaker

I thought it was great. It was a good combination of people, there were some great filmmakers with some great material and some good developers and we were all inspired by each other.

Mark Boas, Web Developer

Something like today is really important in terms of bringing people together across these different skillsets and bringing them into an easy conversation.

Mandy Rose, Director DCRC, University of the West of England

On 11-12 November, we invite you to join us in A Coruña to co-create storytelling projects that can only exist on the web

For one weekend, you team up to brainstorm ideas, create open-source code and demo a prototype that is born on the web. Apply to join now and we will match you with talented team members with complementary skills. Throughout the weekend you're also supported by expert mentors who are each innovators in their field.

Meet, exchange and collaborate.
Embrace the web to tell stories dynamic and interactive.
Prototype your idea and bring stories to live.


R/ Lugar da Gramela, 17
15010 A Coruña
Friday, November 11 Saturday, November 12
10:00 Welcome Back
10:30 Co-Creation
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Co-Creation continues
Doors Open 17:00 Final Sprint
Welcome & Warm Up 17:30
Lightning Talks 18:00 Live Demo's
Team Formation 18:30 Awards
Ideation 19:00 Closing
Stand Ups 20:30

Berto Yáñez
Berto Yáñez

Berto is a javascript developer living in the rainy Galicia (NW Spain). He been working on the internet for more than 20 years and loves to build along with other people interactive projects.

María Yáñez Anllo
María Yáñez Anllo

María is an expert in online film distribution & marketing, web content creation and digital storytelling interested in open culture and video archives.

She is currently working at Screenly (crowdticketing platform), TEK-FEST (emergent technologies event), Carballo Interplay (digital content & webseries festival) and Os días afogados (documentary film).

María is partner and co-founder at A Navalla Suiza and co-editor at EMBED.at. She holds a BA in Journalism and MA in Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies from University of Santiago de Compostela.

Juan Lesta
Juan Lesta

Juan is Filmmaker with a wide experience in experimental multimedia projects oriented towards culture and institutional video.

His works have been awarded in festivals such as MTV Awards, Vitoria Gasteiz, VAD and exhibited in museums like Pompidou (Metz), CGAC (Santiago de Compostela), MAC (A Coruña) or Hangar (Barcelona). He specialize in music video, live cinema, experimental documentary, web development and educational projects related to video.

Daniel Gona
Daniel Gona
Facilitator and Mentor

Daniel is a business design consultant based in Berlin.

His core areas are hypermedia as well as the intersection of branding and business model innovation.

Daniel is initiator and co-organiser of Popathon Berlin.

Philo van Kemenade
Philo van Kemenade
Facilitator and Mentor

Philo initiated Popathon to boost the development of an interactive storytelling language that fits the nature of the web.

Philo combines video, data and the web to make storytelling more engaging and have it reach wider audiences. His expertise in Artificial Intelligence and passion for filmmaking brought him to London, where he researched data-driven storytelling using user-generated online video as its building blocks. He believes we are currently lacking an interactive storytelling language that fits the nature of the web and feels we need multidisciplinary experimentation to move this field forward.