This hackathon aims to explore the new voice technology on both Google and Amazon ecosystems, putting forward a common challenge to mixed teams (developer – product managers – content/marketing) from across EBU Members to come up with creative solutions, showcase talent and above all learn from each other.
9 teams accepted the challenge and decided to take part in the hackathon: 2 from hosts NRK and 1 each from SR, VRT, BBC, RTE, SWR, RTS and RTBF.
Each team was asked to decide the concept and scope of what they want to be working on before starting the hackathon. Following a brief presentation to the groups, the teams began 'hacking'.
Following the 12+ hours of hacking, the teams will have a pitching session, where they will present their work to the panel of judges. The jury will then award prizes in two categories:
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: 20 - 21 Jun 2018
Working Languages: English
The hackathon is free and registration happens in two steps:
Since the hackathon will be designed for teams you first have to confirm that your organization can send a team (anything between 2 and 5 people is a team – above that we would split into two teams).
You should at least have one developer profile in your team.
The second step is to register the individual team members via the registration link: https://www.regonline.co.uk/voxhackathon
Each participant is responsible for his/her own travel and accomodation arrangements.
Here is a list of some recommended hotels in Olso:
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorvet
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
VOX hackathon will take place at NRK
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons plass 1
0340 Oslo, Norway (map)