zeebox Invites Developers to TV of Tomorrow NYC Hackathon for Chance at $6,000 Prize
December 5, 2013
***** CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS! *****
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
WHO: zeebox, the award-winning second screen app for TV, [itvt], producer of the TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) conference series, and others are challenging hackers to envision the TV of Tomorrow by conceiving, designing and building TV/video apps and experiences, primarily- -though not exclusively--using technologies, platforms, content and knowledge contributed by the Hackathon sponsors. WHAT: Participants are free to implement their visions of the TV of Tomorrow however they wish for a chance to win the grand prize of $6,000, sponsored by Comcast, NBCUniversal and zeebox. They will receive points for every participating company's technology that they employ and will be judged primarily on the originality, elegance and usefulness (viability, scalability, ability to monetize etc.) of the app or experience they create. WHEN: December 10-11, 2013 ?(Tuesday - Wednesday), 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Hackathon finalists will be showcased and the winner announced December 11 at TVOT NYC 2013 WHERE: 450 W. 31st Street in Manhattan Registration is on the 10th Floor REGISTER: Registration for hackers to participate is free, but spaces are limited, so register here ASAP to reserve your place! Note: Please direct all media RSVPs and questions to Jamie Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org; 512.296.9611
EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
-- Platforms Being Used: Connected TV, Tablets, Smartphones, PCs, or Other Platforms You Choose! -- SDKs: Zeebox and others to be revealed. -- How the Hackathon will work: The TVOT NYC 2013 Hackathon will last 24 hours, and food and drink will be provided. Representatives from the Hackathon sponsors will be on hand to share advice on using their platforms, API's and other technologies. In addition, you'll be able to participate in breakout sessions with other advanced-/interactive-/social-/multiplatform-TV experts/mentors who can provide you with guidance and inspiration. Once you have completed a prototype or real implementation of your project, you will be asked to pitch it to a panel of judges who will select the three finalist projects that will be showcased at TVOT NYC 2013. The winner, finalists and runners-up will also be featured in a special issue of the [itvt] newsletter. -- What to Bring: -- Your laptop and cables. -- The hardware platform(s) you are developing for, such as tablets, smartphones, NFC chips, Google TV, Apple TV, Roku, etc. -- Cameras, microphones and any other equipment you think you will need, if you are planning to create original video content on-site for your app (however, video assets will be available if you would prefer to use them). -- Any software and apps you need in order to create your app or front-end design. -- If you are already planning out your app in advance of the Hackathon, any additional assets you need in order to implement it (video, audio, images, vector art, wireframes, mockups, etc.). -- Anything else you need for a marathon of creativity and innovation!
Source: PR Newswire