Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon: Help Shape the Future of Media & Technology
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon
Join us along with the best in TV, movies, entertainment technology, consumer electronics, APIs and SDKs to compete in the Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon on June 21-22 at the new NBCUniversal Technology Center in Englewood Cliffs.
About the Event
What’s a TV? From the gadget in your pocket to the one that takes up a whole wall, devices today offer worlds of interaction from the living room to the theatre and on the go. Great content, awesome devices and seamless delivery, along with creative modes of participation are the future of media technology. The possibilities are endless. What’s next!?
Then enjoy a thrilling, once in a lifetime opportunity to present your innovation in 30 Rock's most iconic studio. Developers, designers, entrepreneurs and visionaries are welcome.
How Does it Work?
Teams will select a business partner challenge and create an extraordinary prototype to present in front of the judges. The judges will select a winner for each challenge, and the team with the highest overall score will winn the Grand Prize.
Hackathon competition @ NBCU Englewood Cliffs Tech Center
Judging / Demos @ 30 Rockefeller Center, Studio 8H, NYC
Hosted by NBCU Media Labs and Comcast
Free Shuttles between NYC and Englewood Cliffs will be available
Grand Prize: The team with the best judged entry will receive the Grand Prize of $5,000, the opportunity to pitch their ideas to NBCUniversal and Comcast executives, and more!
- NBC News Group Technology
- Universal Pictures: Next Generation EST
- Universal Digital Marketing
- NBC News
- Radius Network
- TV Everywhere
- NBCU Owned Stations
The competition will take place at NBCU Tech Center at Englewood Cliffs on . Followed by judging and closing ceremonies at 30 Rock in 8H studios. Schedule of shuttles listed below and plenty of free parking is available at the Tech Center!
|Saturday, June 21||Sunday, June 22|
|9:00AM - Registration opens||8:00AM - Breakfast|
|10:00AM - Open Announcements & Challenge presented||11:30PM - Lunch|
|11:00AM - Team Pitches||12:00PM - Hacking Concludes|
|11:30AM - Lunch||12:30- Shuttle pick up - be whisked away to 30 Rock to present your app on the 8H stage!|
|12:00PM - Hackathon starts! Teams are formed and development begins ,to be continued all day & all night||1:30PM - Arrive at 30 Rock|
|11:00PM - Relaxation Time||2:30PM - Demos and Judging commence at Studio 8H|
|12:00AM - Midnight Snacks||5:00PM - Winner Announced/Prizathon!|
|Saturday, June 21||Sunday, June 22|
|7AM – Shuttle #1A, for set up staff and Partners – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.||8 AM Van - 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up at 30 Rockefeller Plaza|
|8:30AM - Shuttle #2: – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.||12:30PM - Shuttle #5 - Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance|
|9AM - Shuttle #3 – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.||12:30PM - Shuttle #6 - Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrances|
|9:30AM - Shuttle #1B – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.||12:30PM - Shuttle #7 - Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance|
|12:30PM - Shuttle #2B – Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance||6PM - Van - 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (For anyone driving who has left their car at the Englewood Cliffs parking lot.)|
|9PM - Shuttle #4 – Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance (FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T HACK THROUGH THE NIGHT, THIS IS THE LAST BUS LEAVING FROM EC TO MANHATTAN)|
Hack through the night! #HACKstrong
**Schedule subject to change. Any updates will be clearly posted to the website and communicated to participants.
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