TV Hackfest: San Fran 7-8 Feb

Bringing TV Technology, Creative & Developers Together

What is a HackFest? The aim of TV Hackfest is to provide a range of TV technologies, SDKs and APIs  as well as briefs and competitions - to developers, designers, agencies, creatives and entrepreneurs'  to build design and show how future video entertainment could be delivered within an interactive multi-screen environment. From first and second screen apps, to social TV mashups and broadcaster / content-centric content briefs , the TV Hackfest is a way to get creative and build future mutli-screen TV concepts with some cool prizes for the winners.  Click here for more details on TV Hackfest Manifesto

 The Jury

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Ephraim Lindenbaum
Advance
Ventures
Jason Goecke
Voxeo
Labs
Maya Zuckerman,
Transmedia
San Francisco
Erik Schwartz
Founder
Aether
Prashant Sridharan
Facebook
Developer Advocate

Hacking for Good? Hacking for Innovation? The TV Hackfest is about:

"Building Innovation in Multiplatform TV Content Development."

...that's what a Hackfest is all about. Hackfest.tv will include 100+ developers who will be given the simple topic of hacking TV to make it cooler! 

Creatives, developers, coders, content, tv production, and technology get together, get creative, and build cool stuff

Why hack TV? Because according to Forbes, there's half a trillion dollars up for grabs globally in TV ad spend and Pay TV revenue as the Internet starts to collide with traditional TV.

We will give attendees APIs, SDKs and data and challenge them to code/design/engineer/make and break for this 2 day event, building their own prototype solutions or ideas. The event will be written up by Appmarket.tv - and the winners getting a follow up PR to promote them, and announced on the Apps World blog to their global show attendees. Its a great way to showcase your talent, establish yourself as a leader in the TV tech space, and build new relationships at the forefront of multi-platform TV content development.

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

The Hackfest runs on the 7-8th Feb at the Moscone West, and at the end of the Hackfest on 8th February, 2013 , selected teams will do a short presentation of their work to a group of fellow developers, sponsors, judges and press, with prizes given out during the Hackfest wrap-up. There is a party to attend courtesy of Apps World at the Mezzanine from 7.30pm-1am on the 7th Feb where more hacking can continue - see here for details.

TV HACKFEST IS PART OF APPS WORLD 2013

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Scenes from London Hackfest 2012

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Winners of 2012 TV Hackfest in London, Don't Tell Me by the Crew from ITV

 

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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.

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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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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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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.