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IBC Hackfest 2016 Challenge

IBC2016 Hackfest

Think about the future. What do you see? Ignore domestic robots, let’s instead focus on the Future City. We’re already seeing the rise of smart cities, from Barcelona to London to Nairobi and beyond. IoT, VR, and AI have made massive strides in the past few years. We know our lives are about to change: what we want to know is what those changes will look like.

Enter the IBC Hackfest: a chance for developers to help define the future.

IBC2016 Hackfest Hacks

From the winning solution of a feedback platform for online courses using facial recognition technology to an app that identifies whether a presidential candidate is lying or not - this years IBC Hackfest delivered topical and creative hacks.

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Read the 2016 Review

IBC2016 Hackfest Theme

Think about the future. What do you see? Ignore domestic robots, let’s focus instead on the Future City.

We’re already seeing the rise of smart cities, from Barcelona to London to Nairobi and beyond. IoT, VR, and AI have made massive strides in the past few years.  We know our lives are about to change: what we want to know is what those changes will look like.

Enter the IBC Hackfest: a chance for developers all over Northern Europe to help define the future. We’re looking for hacks in the following areas

  • Education: How does the rise of AR/VR change the classroom? How does new multi-faceted content affect the classroom experience and how we can best incorporate it into our learning techniques?
  • Entertainment: What does the future living room look like (got your hoverboard hanging over your TV? Do you even have a TV?). How will you find and share the content you want?
  • Sports: What does the future of football viewing look like? What new audience engagement techniques can fans use to get into the game? Will IoT and AI change the way we experience sports forever?

IBC2016 Sponsor Challenges and Prizes!

Prizes on offer included €4,000, gadgets and IBC2017 Bronze Conference passes for the winning team, with cash prizes and gadgets for the two runners up also available.

 

Avid Sponsor Challenge

Challenge: Use our playback service’s APIs to read, analyse and transform content in a way that can be used to discover, visualise or create new information about the media. This can include image tracking, facial recognition, colour analysis, correlation with external data sources or image transformation for image stabilisation.

Prize: Beats Solo headphones and €200 for each member of your team!

 

Google Sponsor Challenge

Challenge: Design an interactive broadcast experience using Firebase, Anvato or machine learning APIs.

Prize: 10,000 Google Cloud Platform Credits, a Kodak 360 Camera from Anvato and Chromecasts for the winning team. 300 Google Credits to all participants!

 

Streamroot Sponsor Challenge

Challenge: Using Streamroot for inspiration, leverage the WebRTC API to envision the future of interactive entertainment with AI/VR. For example content discovery, sharing, privacy and security, and/or low-latency streaming.

Prize: 100 Euros, a Parrot drone, plus 6 months of free Steamroot peer accelerated CDN credits for each member of your team

IBC2016 Judging Criteria

Each submission was scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:

  • Simplicity (5 points): Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?
  • Creativity (5 points): How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?
  • Impact (5 points): Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?
  • Design (5 points): Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?

 

See the 2016 Judges!

IBC2016 Hackfest Photos


 

IBC2016 Sponsors

Accedo

Avid Logo

 

Google Cloud Platform

 

Microsoft

 

Streamroot

 

IBC Technical Supporters

  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It’s a good place to meet and get to know the industry. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast

 

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