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Jody Smith

Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Comedy at Channel 4

BAFTA award winning Jody Smith is the Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Comedy at Channel 4. Jody was responsible for commissioning innovative game shows The Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job. He recently launched Comedy Blaps which is Channel 4's new vehicle for delivering fresh comedy talent in moreish, bite-sized chunks. He is an expert on the intersection of The Internet and Traditional TV - and has deep knowledge of entertainment applications.

Sponsors

Our sponsors, who reinforce the Hackfest kudos of looking to encourage creativity and innovation, and they provide amazing prizes for doing so!

Sponsors

Our sponsors, who reinforce the Hackfest kudos of looking to encourage creativity and innovation, and they provide amazing prizes for doing so!

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Hack Schedule

Day 1 - 22/10/13

Time

Details

08:30 Registration & Welcome refreshments
09:00-10:00 APIs and SDKs get pitched by sponsors.
10:00-10:30 Meet the Mentors & Networking (Creatives and Technologists)
10:30 Hackfest starts!
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
17:00-18:00 Winding down for day
18:00-21:00 Late hack (optional)

Day 2 - 23/10/13

Time

Details

08:30 Welcome refreshments
09:00 2nd day of Hackfest starts
12:30-13:30

Lunch break Judges arrive and start to mingle with the hackers

13:30-15:30

Presentations to take place for the judges

16:00-16:30

Hackfest winners announced and awards presentation

   

 

Hack Schedule

Day 1 - 05 Feb

Time

Details

08:30 Registration & Welcome refreshments
09:00-10:00 APIs and SDKs get pitched by sponsors.
10:00-10:30 Meet the Mentors & Networking (Creatives and Technologists)
10:30 Hackfest starts!
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
17:00-17:30 Winding down for day
19:00-01:00 Networking party and late hack (optional)

Day 2 - 06 Feb

Time

Details

08:30 Welcome refreshments
09:00 2nd day of Hackfest starts
13:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:00

Judges arrive to mingle with hackers

15:00-16:00

Presentations to take place for the judges

 16:00-16:30  Hackfest winners announced and awards presentation

Our Hack Judges

These folk play the vital role of determining who deserves to be crowned a Hackfest champ. As experts in their field they will take the time to meet our hack teams, evaluate the concept and review the presentations before deliberating over our deserving winners.

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    Jody Smith

    Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Comedy at Channel 4

    BAFTA award winning Jody Smith is the Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Comedy at Channel 4. Jody was responsible for commissioning innovative game shows The Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job. He recently launched Comedy Blaps

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    Anna Cronin

    Independent Digital Innovation Executive 

    Most recently at Channel 4, Anna was a Senior media pioneer and one of a new generation of cross-platform commissioners who focused on the cutting-edge of technology take up and was in a unique role in the UK identifying opportunities to transform conventional programming

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    Phillip Stevenson

    Senior Researcher - Actual Customer Behaviour

    Having originally studied computer animation and special effects Phill harnessed his understanding of movement to pursue a career in media research and study human behaviour and technology from the very core, the home.

    Studying human engagement on a second by second basis Phill

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    Martin Sweeney

    Senior System Architect 

    Martin Sweeney is a Senior System Architect at Hailo, responsible for APIs, Services and Operational Systems

     

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    Ronan Tighe

    Lead Mobile Project Manager - Betfair

    Ronan leads the desktop and mobile product teams on Betfair's Exchange. The Exchange enable customers to bet against themselves rather than a traditional bookmaker. At Betfair, over 7 million transactions are processed each day making it busier than all European stock exchanges combined.

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    Hermant Madan

    Senior Executive and Business Leader 

    Hemant Madan is a senior exec and business leader in the mobile & internet services space with 15+ yrs experience from developed and emerging markets in the area of mobile content and services. He currently heads the Pan EU Content Acquisition efforts for

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Prizes

Hackfest sponsors typically offer exciting prizes to encourage hackers to get involved in their projects. Watch this space to see what's up for grabs.

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Awarded to Best Overall Hack Awarded to the app that 'Best meets the
Betfair Brief'
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Awarded to the first 100 particpants Awarded to the individuals in the teams that create 'The Best App targeting the Kindle Fire', 'The Best Use of Amazon Game Circle' and 'The Best use of Amazon Services'

The Facts

When: 22nd & 23rd October 2013

Where: Apps World, Earls Court 2, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA.

How to get there: http://www.eco.co.uk/p/how-to-get-here/94

Start time: Kick off at 9am

Dress code: Comfys, daps and anything else you will feel ready to code in.

Visit www.apps-world.net/europe for full details & register for free developer pass

Frequently Asked Questions

Still left with any burning questions about the show? Hopefully you can find the answer below but if not feel free to drop us an email on info@the-hackfest.com

  • When do we find out the briefs? +

    Sponsors briefs will be made available to all participants approximately one week prior to the start of the hack. We will also introduce registered hackers to each other so groups can start to be formed, if you so wish
  • What should I bring? +

    Laptop or tablet, comfortable clothing and any gadgets or tools that may help your team win!
  • What happens if I don’t like pizza? +

    Whilst we will aim to cater to individuals, dietary requirements it is impossible to meet all requirements. We will endevour to ensure a variety of toppings are provided and there are plenty of crisps to go around. Catering outlets will also be available within the Apps World exhibition for those looking to stretch their legs and mooch around the expo
  • How big are the prizes & will I be able to take home on the plane? +

    Details of all prizes will be posted on the website prior to the start of the hack. If you havent pre-planned any transportation for potential large prizes the hackfest team will assist in arranging suitable delivery to your selected address.
  • What will I be provided with? +

    Power sockets, WIFI, hot & cold refreshments, food, seating, and beanbags for the lean-back hackers! 
  • What is Apps World? +

    The leading multi platform app event with free to attend developer workshops and exhibition. Apps World plays host to over 250 exhibitors and over 8000+ attendees including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry figureheads. With 12 targeted workshop tracks, speed meetings, one-to-one meetings, parties, and awards the event will be tackling a spectrum of issues across the app ecosystem. Find full details and register for your free pass here – www.apps-world.net/europe
  • What is a hackathon? +

    A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week in length. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.
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Our Media Partners

Helping us connect with the indusrty our media partners play a crucial role in the sucess of The Hackfests

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Meet the Host

juriJurjen Söhne is the Founder & CDO of Infinite Playground in Amsterdam - which specialises in the field of Automatic (Video) Content Recognition, Object-Tagging, Temporal and Spatial-based Metadata Creation, SocialTV, Online-Mobile Payment Systems, Gaming, Gamification, Crowd-funding, Augmented Reality and the Semantic Web.

He is a digital entertainment veteran, having worked at several NASDAQ listed games publishers such as EA (OEM Director EMEA), Glu Mobile (General Manager UK, Ireland & RSA) and End2End (Sales Director EMEA) as well as other large scale content solutions providers and cutting-edge start-ups.

Söhne is currently involved in several ground-breaking digital media technologies and social innovation projects around the globe, and rotates between Singapore, Sydney and his homebase in Amsterdam.

His curiosity, ability to think lateral and engage on a multi-disciplinary level make him a highly versatile and a game-changing player in the industry and enable him to accomplish his personal mission to enhance the way we communicate in tomorrow's world. With his broad background in technology and apps - Söhne is a perfect fit to host the Apps Hackfest.

Hook up with him on Linkedin.