IBC Hackfest

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IBC Hackfest
Subevent of International Broadcasting Conference
Type of Contest
Start September 11, 2015
IBC HackfestSeptember 11, 2015September 13, 2015Amsterdam
End September 13, 2015
Homepage: IBC Hackfest Amsterdam
Venue: RAI Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
State: Noord Holland
Country: Netherlands
Min Cost: Free
Max Cost: Free


With over €5000 euro in cash prizes and a hugely influential jury of broadcast industry professionals to judge the hacks, The IBC Hackfest is a creative space where hackers come together for three days and two nights in the heart of the show floor of IBC with over 55000 attendees expected in 2015. Located in Hall 5, the IBC Hackfest will provide a forum to help create hacked solutions and inventions.

We will be empowering young talent with bright ideas to take on new and exciting challenges and brainstorm and build new ideas in an innovative environment.


The IBC Hackfest kicks off in Amsterdam on the Friday, September 11th running through to Sunday September 13th for a full weekend of hacking — where coders, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, hardware hackers, UX and UI specialists, data scientists and others come together and brainstorm over a couple of days and build out their ideas in a short term innovation event known as The IBC Hackfest.

We will feed you for three days and two nights. You are welcome to sleep at the venue if you want to work all night but you must bring your own bedding and roll to sleep on the floor. The best work often happens at 3am we find, so feel free to hack all night if you like! There will be two parties, one pre-event party with drinks on Friday night and a post event party on Sunday night as well. It will be loads of fun and we offer networking with top industry players!


You will need a pass to get into IBC exhibition which normally is 70 euro but free for IBC Hackfest attendees. Simply go to http://www.ibc.org/register using this code (13687) to avoid any fees. Sign up here at The Hackfest site as well. Then make your way to Hall 5 where you can find us here. If you can't make it Friday feel free to start on Saturday! We will run all night Saturday into Sunday as well.


Besides all the hacking, we are extremely excited to host two nights of live coding mayhem in collaboration with Livecoding.tv and Toplap collective. Some of Toplap's best live coding artists, such as the inventor of the algorave Alex McLean, Alexandra Cárdenas, Rodrigo Ramírez, Shelly Knotts and Mike Hodnick will be showing off their skills through the Livecoding.tv platform - an educational livestreaming platform for watching engineers code products live.