Video Hack Day SF

Last Saturday at TokBox HQ in San Francisco, 40 awesome and friendly hackers (and 1 mascot) came together to create 13 video apps built with a variety of video APIs. Six out of 13 projects incorporated OpenTok, including:

You Got Served: Two videos went head-to-head to compete for votes to see which one is the crowd pleaser.  One of the hackers presenting deftly showed off his dance skillz vs a football game; dance was the winner there.

8sec.tv: App that integrated OpenTok video archiving and RottenTomatoes to let users record video reviews.

xFit: A fitness app that integrated gamification with workout videos.

Ragatzi: Video communication app that enables video sharing, book reading, game playing etc between family members who are in distant locations.

eViewable: View movie trailers and record video reviews.

Say My Name: Tired of your name being mispronounced?  Say My Name solves the problem by letting users record the correct pronunciation of their names to avoid embarrassing social/business situations.  (For those who were wondering, my last name is pronounced “castle” 🙂 ).

The OpenTok spot prize (Two Bose Quietcomfort 15 headphones) went to Ragatzi for their innovative use of the API.

Ragatzi demo:

The proud OpenTok spot prize winners:

The grand prize ($750 Apple Gift card) went to YouBomber, an app that enables the recording of drawing events and audio annotation over YouTube videos.  Check out the demo presentation:

And the big prize handover:

Here are more event photos, courtesy of Neil Mansilla from Mashery.

Thanks again to everyone who came together to make the event a success!