Pushing the boundaries of multi-platform TV content development is central to the cross-platform ethos of Apps World, and we're delighted to have joined forces with the TV HackFest to host the first Apps World TV Hackathon in San Francisco this February at the Moscone Centre West.
Taking place on February 7, the first day of the event, the TV HackFest will bring together Silicon Valley’s finest for a coding marathon workshop of creativity and hands on developer collaboration.
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.
Ian Johnson, Founder, Apps World says:
"We are thrilled to be bringing the TV HackFest to Apps World. TV is an exciting new area for developers and our aim is to provide a platform at our events for these guys to really get creative with their coding and design… and TV HackFest does just that."
Richard Kastelein, Founder TV HackFest says:
“Teaming up with Apps World in San Francisco and London in 2013 is a perfect fit for HackFest and with hundreds of APIs and SDKs relative to hacking new TV experiences – we expect the participants will really take TV to another level. The intersection of TV and the Internet is here – and there’s half a trillion dollars globally at stake in the traditional TV value chain. The Internet massively disrupted both print and music and TV is not immune.”
The HackFests will feature at both Apps World San Fran and Europe in 2013, with the brand expanding into niches to create targeted coding workshops throughout 2013.
Apps World will feature nine workshop tracks over the duration of the show including three FREE developer workshops and a one day agenda purely focused to TV Apps and Multi screen, featuring discussion and advice about the industry's topic issues and detail how to get involved in developing this new technology.
Find out more about the TV HackFest North America and register to take part for free here.