Monday, April 9, 2012

Google TV Hackathon Weekend: TV-Loving Android Geeks Unite

Android developers, the biggest screen in the house is ready to be hacked.

We’ve teamed up with the Silicon Valley Android Developers Group (SVAndroid) and with the London Android Group (Londroid) to host weekend events hacking, playing with, and creating new experiences on Google TV. Welcome to the first ever Google TV Hackathon Weekend!

SVAndroid @ Google, Mountain View, CA

Come on down to Google TV’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Our expert judges will include Blake Krikorian, co-founder and former CEO of Sling Media; Mark Mangiola, Venture Partner at Canaan Partners; and Drew Olanoff, West Coast Editor of The Next Web.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by April 17. Join us for the event by registering here.

On Friday, April 20, we’ll kick off with a happy hour where team ideas will be announced. Saturday, April 21 is devoted to building, with breaks for demo sessions, Q&As, and a hangout with Google TV developers. On the Sunday, April 22, the teams will present ideas to judges for the chance to win tickets to Google I/O and other cool prizes.

Londroid @ Google Campus, London, UK

The London event will run in parallel with the Mountain View event, bringing in Android devs from all over Europe. You’ll have the chance to explore and create the future of television in Campus London, the brand spanking new workspace that Google has created for London start-ups.   

We will kick things off bright and early on Saturday, April 21, with introductions and background information on developing for Google TV. Teams will power on through Saturday night so that we can do a round of presentations and prizes at lunchtime on Sunday. Join us for the event by registering here.

See you later this month, and may the best hack win!

Posted by Paul Carff, Google TV Senior Developer Advocate