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Gracenote, DirecTV, National Geographic Channels, Boxfish, Nuance, Peel Brightcove, Mashery and Other Leading Companies Back [itvt]’s tvot^ Hackathon 2014

Acclaimed 32-Hour Hackathon Will Offer $6,000 Grand Prize to Encourage Participants to "Break and Remake" TV; Winner Will Be Revealed at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

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tvot^ Hackathon 2014

Advanced television innovators and newsmakers, including Gracenote, DirecTV, National Geographic Channels, Boxfish, Nuance, Peel, and Brightcove, will bring together hackers, directors, and other creatives and experts from the world of TV

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014

[itvt], the most widely read and trusted news source on multiplatform interactive and social TV, today announced it is bringing its highly-acclaimed tvot^ Hackathon back to San Francisco on June 7-8. Advanced television innovators and newsmakers, including Gracenote, DirecTV, National Geographic Channels, Boxfish, Nuance, Peel, and Brightcove, have signed on to bring together hackers, directors, and other creatives and experts from the worlds of television, online video, advertising, technology, visual and sound design, big data and much more to conceive, design and build new TV and video apps and experiences.

The tvot^ Hackathon 2014 will feature a range of prizes including a grand prize of $6,000, sponsored by Gracenote. Other finalists and runners-up will receive prizes for their efforts from participating sponsors such as Gracenote, National Geographic Channels and Mashery. Entries will be judged, and the winners announced, at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 (June 10-11 in San Francisco).

WHO: [itvt], the producer of the TVOT conferences--in partnership with National Geographic Channels (exclusive content sponsor), Gracenote (grand prize/organizational sponsor), DirecTV, Boxfish, Nuance, Peel, Brightcove, Mashery, Founders Space and TransmediaSF--has assembled a group of hackers, directors, designers and other creatives and technologists to develop cutting-edge apps for connected TVs, tablets, smartphones and other platforms.

WHEN: The tvot^ Hackathon 2014 will last 32 hours, and food, drink and snacks will be provided. The event will kick off at 9:00am PT on June 7, 2014 and will end at 5:00pm PT on June 8, 2014.

WHAT: The tvot^ Hackathon2014 will return to San Francisco to kick off the internationally recognized TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT).

The finalists will be recognized and showcased at the TVOT show on June 10, 2014, an event that attracts some of the most important innovators and decision makers in the advanced television industry. The winner will be selected in a special plenary session at the show, and will be awarded a $6,000 grand prize, sponsored by Gracenote.

WHERE: Spur @ 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Also, on Twitter at #tvothack.

For more information on participation, contact Tracy Swedlow at swedlow(at)itvt(dot)com.

For tvot^ Hackathon tickets, click here. Registration is free, but spaces are limited so act quickly!

For TVOT 2014 tickets, click here.
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About Interactive TV Today:
Founded in 1998 by Tracy Swedlow and co-owned by Richard Washbourne, Interactive TV Today [itvt] is the most widely read and trusted news source on the rapidly emerging medium of multiplatform, interactive and social television (ITV).We provide concise, original coverage of industry developments, technologies, content projects, and the people building the business to our readership, which is made up of hundreds of thousands of executives from around the world.


Contact

  • Tracey Sheehy
    Breakaway Communications for TVOT
    212.616.6003
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