On Saturday March 11th, TokBox joined Ziggeo to co-host the third annual Video Hack Day at General Assembly in New York City. The one-day hackathon event saw creative web and mobile developers from the New York area and beyond come together and use the latest video technologies to rapidly build innovative and exciting applications.
By all accounts, the event was a resounding success, with over 100 ‘hackers’ submitting projects that ranged from highly practical civic solutions to online dance party platforms (which is not to say that dance isn’t practical). With a tight window of around 10 hours to complete a fully demo-able product, the participating teams were pushed to their limit, and the results were more than impressive.
In addition to TokBox’s OpenTok platform, the Hack Day participants were given access to multiple advanced video APIs to help build their apps, including Ziggeo, Clarifai, Livestream, JWPlayer, Switchboard Live, Internet Video Archive, and Radix – all sponsors at the event.