A group of computer geeks may decide at least a bit of TV’s future in a 24 hour period this coming weekend. The event, Hackday.tv, will take place at innovation playground General Assembly, and teams of developers will have a day to whip up new TV-based applications. They’ll get access to APIs from a several existing TV start-ups and other related programs.
With hackathons’ in-vogue status right now, Shelby.tv‘s founders decided to put this one together in hopes of encouraging some innovative features, inspired in part by the recent Photo Hack Day in New York. The event’s organizers would like to developers to focus on drafting the basic shape of a program that could see later development, productizing, and monetizing.
Winners will receive cash prizes, and the grand-prize winner will have their application featured on a Times Square jumbotron, thanks to Hackday.tv’s sponsor, Nasdaq. We expect that at least some of TV’s future might focus on big-screen technology, but probably nothing as large as a jumbotron.
Read more at GigaOM.