TV Hackfest London, UK

Bringing Technology & Creative Industries Together

What is a HackFest? Click here for more details on TV HackFest 2012

Hacking for Good? Hacking for Innovation? Yes, it's not hacking the Pentagon or MI6... To the contrary - creatives, developers, coders, and entrepreneurs get together, get creative and get to build cool stuff - that's what a HackFest is all about. Hackfest.tv will include 50-100 developers who will be given the simple topic of hacking TV to make it cooler!
We will give them APIs, SDKs and data and challenge them to code/design/engineer/make and break for 48 hours, building their own prototype solutions or ideas. Showers and huge comfy sofas available for a bit of shuteye and cleanup if you plan to stay the entire Friday night! Major Prizes and Chance to Show the TV Industry what TECH can do!

Get your hackfest tickets here.

At the end of the hackfest on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 17:00-18:00, selected teams will do a short presentation of their work to the group of fellow developers, sponsors, judges and press. And then prizes are given on the evening on Saturday during the HackFest wrap-up party

October 26-27, 2012

TV HackFest Twitter Hashtag - #tvhackfest

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London Transmedia Fest Twitter Hashtag - #LTF2012

The Winners!

AND THE WINNERS WERE! (MORE VIDEO AND IMAGES TO FOLLOW SOON!)

 

We are currently still pulling in images and editing video - please be patient!

Best design (tech/creative) - Tank Top TV - Liz Rice and Phil Pearl (see self video here)

Most Innovative - We make Awesome sh.it - Adam Howard, Paul King & Syd Lawrence

Best commercial product concept - So Don't Tell Me - Mahdi Shariff, Philip Aberneithy, Rhys Sharrem, Albert Figuera

Overall Hackfest Champ - Don't Tell Me - Mahdi Shariff, Philip Aberneithy, Rhys Sharrem, Albert Figuera

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Demo

APIs and SDKs

Dozens of the latest open standard technologies - Software Development Kits (SDKs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allowing for cutting edge TV experiences to be created.

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Content

Scores of video and metadata sources for content to be watermarked, fingerprinted, manipulated and experimented with to create new TV experiences.

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Technologists

Hundreds of hackers and technology entrepreneurs will gather and bring their laptops, code and brainpower to create new TV experiences along with transmedia storytellers in a colossal creative collision between two worlds that need to meet.

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Creatives

Scores of transmedia storytelling, writers, and designers will bring their notebooks, flip-charts and brainpower to create new TV experiences along with technologists -  in a colossal creative collision between two worlds that need to meet.

The Jury

  • Anna Cronin

    Anna Cronin
    Channel 4
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  • Ferhan Cook

    Ferhan Cook
    Galata Angels
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  • William Cooper

    William Cooper
    informitv
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  • Keith Johnson

    Keith Johnson
    Jury Chair
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  • Matt Poole

    Matt Poole
    ITV
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  • Frank Boyd

    Frank Boyd
    CIKTN
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The Mentors

  • Tony Hart

    Tony Hart Associates

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  • Patrick H. Lauke
    Patrick H. Lauke
    Opera
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  • Paul Johnson
    Paul Johnson
    Agora Media
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  • Marc Goodchild
    Marc Goodhild
    IpDipSkyBlue
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  • Syd Lawrence
    Syd Lawrence
    Twilio
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  • Stuart Berwick
    Stuart Berwick
    PIAS Media
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  • Amit Jotwani
    Amit Jotwani
    Mashery
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  • Keith Johnson
    Keith Johnson
    Agora Media
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  • Philip Aberneithy
    Philip Aberneithy
    ITV
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  • Huw Byrne-Jones
    Huw Byrne-Jones
    ITV
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  • Ian Ginn
    Ian Ginn
    HubBub Media
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  • Tomasz Kurowski
    Tomasz Kurowski
    Opera
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  • Jake Grave
    Jake Grave
    Aurasma
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  • Richard Kastelein

    Richard Kastelein
    Agora Media

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  • Robert Pratten

    Robert Pratten
    Conductrr

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  • Rhys Sharrem

    Rhys Sharrem
    ITV

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Hackday Schedule

  • 09:00 - 18:00 - Transmedia Fest Registration & Welcome on 1st floor - Ogilvy Labs Day and Ogilvy Exhibition, Immersive Writing Lab on 1st floor (TV Hackfest starts at 17:00 officially on 6th floor)

    17:00 - 19:00 - Form Hack Teams and Sponsor Pitches on 6th floor

    18:00 - Food & Drink and ‘On Your Marks!’

    19:00 onwards - Start Hacking -  Showers & comfy sofas if you plan to stay the night!

  • 12:01 - 08:00 - Keep on Hacking for the all nighters!

    08:00 - 08:30
    - Debrief from Day One

    12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch Break 4th Floor

    15:00 - Coffee Break on 4th floor 

    15:00 - 17:00 - Judging


    17:00 - 18:00 - Selected finalist groups pitch Judges

    18:30 -  Final Party, snacks and awards on 1st Floor

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Transmedia Fest Tickets

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Free Entrance

Reserve Ticket

Currently 1000 tickets available for selected guests!

Ogilvy Lab Day, BBC Immersive Writers Lab

and Future Storytelling Panels & Workshops

The Largest Transmedia Event Ever!

Hackfest Signup

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Major Prizes and Chance to Show the TV Industry what TECH can do!

Book your Spot

Currently 100 50 places available for selected coders, creatives and Entrepreneurs!

Coders, Developers and Creatives

Innovate and Design
New TV Experiences!