Global GoogleTv Hackathon

Both London Android user group and Silicon Valley Android user group! We will try and broadcast the proceedings across both groups using Google Hangout.

If you'd like to rally up a team you can post an idea up on the moderator instance and we'll announce all the teams at the event: http://bit.ly/googletvlondonhack

Featuring: Internet Video Archive, Novoda, The TV Apps Company, Muzu.tv, Lovefilm, weatherunderground, movietrailers.com, musiXmatch,

Prizes

  • Thanks Sony! A Fantastic array of Sony hardware !
  • Best Google TV hack using musiXmatch synced Lyrics API: 500€
  • 2nd best Google TV hacks using musiXmatch Lyrics API : a Job proposal by musiXmatch
  • The knowledge that you are creating the future of television!

Judges

  • Jamillah Knowles - UK editor for the Next Web
  • Ralph Becker - Senior Business Producer at Sony Corporation
  • Suveer Kothari - Head of Global Distribution Partnerships - Google TV at Google
  • Eze Vidra - Head of Campus at Google
  • Rob Kniaz - VC in and around London Town.

Saturday 21st April

  • 8:30am - Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 9:00 - Light breakfast
  • 9:00 - Introductions to judges, campus and overview
  • 9:15 - API Overviews: Muzu.tv API, wunderground, Internet Video Archive, MovieTrailers.com
  • 9:50 - UKTI announcements
  • 10:10: MusiXmatch APIs Dev intro
  • 10:40: GoogleTV Apps so far: Kevin McDonagh, Novoda
  • 11:15: Audience discussion and panel on the future of Connected TV: You the audience! Lovefilm, Novoda, TV Apps company.
  • 12:30 - Light Lunch
  • 13:00 - Hacking
  • 17:00 - Remote Hangout Talk: Internet Video Archive call
  • 18:00 - Remote Hangout Talk: Weather Underground
  • 18:30 - Dinner / Live hangout and discussion of the future of smart tv
  • 19:00~ Hacking

=== OPEN ALL NIGHT ====

Sunday 22nd April

  • ~~ Hacking
  • 8:00 - Breakfast
  • ~~ Hacking
  • 14:00 - Presentations
  • 15:00 - Prizes & Well dones!

 

The Silicon valley meetup will be on a global hangout here is their page:http://www.svandroid.org/events/51143042/

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  • Fraser Hardy

    Here's a timelapse video from the hackathon by Michal : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    1 · April 24, 2012

  • Adrian Rogers

    It was a very well organised event in a good venue (and I'm not just saying that because I won one of the prizes!). Apart from the few glitches that were had with some people not being able to install apps onto the demo box for the presentations everything seemed to run without a hitch and every one there was very friendly and willing to offer advice if needed.

    April 23, 2012

  • Kevin

    Hackz for hack3rz

    April 23, 2012

  • Ankur Agarwal

    Great learning experience and it was awesome to finally get hands on with the Google TV devices!

    April 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well done :)

    April 22, 2012

  • Kevin

    @James no, just sign up here and you are good. @Fraser Jamie at Novoda has started looking into the anymote demo source so maybe you should drop him a mail

    April 19, 2012

  • Fraser Hardy

    Does anyone have experience with the anymote protocol and multiscreen google tv apps? I have a couple of questions on it. :)

    April 19, 2012

  • James Coote

    Are there any other places I need to sign up or register (other than here on meetup.com) ?

    April 19, 2012

  • Ankur Agarwal

    My screen on my laptop has stopped working! I was wondering if there will be any spare monitors lying around on the campus. If not then i'll have to drag my monitor along with me too :(

    April 18, 2012

  • Kevin

    We are trying our best to secure TVs and devices to test upon. The only way we can guarantee a test device is if you bring your own so that might be best but we also only have a set amount of TVs. We'll do our best but the overhead cost of 100 people is too expensive for each having a development device!

    April 18, 2012

  • Iñaki Villar

    Hi, we bring our Logitech? We will have a TV to test? Or just bring our laptop?

    April 18, 2012

  • Kevin

    Thats great! I'd like to hear about your experiences with the API even if I am not making an app for this hackathon. I look forward to speaking with you at the event. I've invited people from LoveFilm along, I hope they will attend and we can discuss together.

    April 18, 2012

  • Kevin

    Yes the venue is open overnight on the Saturday.

    April 12, 2012

  • Richard Thompson

    will the venue be open overnight on the Saturday?

    April 12, 2012

  • Maria Zverina

    You're welcome - glad it helped - original comment deleted for privacy. :)

    April 11, 2012

  • Kevin

    Thanks for sharing Maria, I've changed it now so the permissions are updated. Everyone can get in now.

    April 11, 2012

  • Kevin

    Thanks the moderator link is now fixed.

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The bit.ly links leads to a 404.

    1 · April 9, 2012

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