Rovi @ Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon – update!
by Charles Dawes, Senior Director, International Marketing - July 20th, 2015
Recently Rovi had the pleasure of being a Tech Partner at the first international NBCUniversal first international Hackathon event in London. It was a great weekend with over 100 developers, designers, engineers and idea creators forming 25 teams to find solutions to four challenges on the theme of "The Future of Content Creation, Distribution and Monetisation in a Connected World”. There were over £10,000 (US$15,000) worth of prizes available so the competition was hot. We made over 120 of our APIs available for use by the participants and were on site to support the teams throughout the weekend. In the end Rovi APIs were used by 3 of the 4 winning teams (thanks @suggest_movies, lounge and DiscoVR) and we received great feedback from the participants. We also gave away some fantastic swag, Rovi coffee flasks and a mix of skittles/tootie-frooties that helped the teams stay up into the small hours perfecting their entries!
Here’s a shot of Charles, MJ and Mussana manning the Rovi table …