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About Media Hack Day

The Challenge The world of publishing is changing. Rapid advances in technology and a spirit of innovation have transformed almost all aspects of newspapers and news media. And online is not just the translation of print. Therefore we want you to explore the possibilities of online video for publishing.

The Mission Join our Media Hack Day and find new ways to reinvent and reengineer video content for the digital age. The hackathon will bring together creative programmers, designers, tech­savvy journalists and product visionaries. Join us if you are an individual developer, designer or established hackathon team.

The Reward The Media Hack Day takes place as a warm up for VDZ Tech Summit 2014. Prizes, an international jury and the praise from the startup community and media owners are waiting. Already got an inspiring idea? Post it at our Hackerleague site so others can see it and join your team.

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Our Main Sponsors

Location & Venue

Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator Markgrafenstraße 14 10969 Berlin






Coffee, Breakfast & Registration
Coffee & Breakfast
Welcome, Partner API Presentations
Brainstorming & Team Building
Hack Deadline. Then Lunch
Hack Presentations
API Intro - Axel Springer iPool
API Intro - Bild Videofeed
API Intro - Watchmi
API Intro - Fraunhofer
Prize ceremony
API Intro - Getty Images
API Intro - Microsoft
API Intro - Shutterstock
API Intro - Der Spiegel
API Intro - Google / YouTube


1. Prize Gift voucher worth 3000 Euro sponsored by Axel Springer / Der Spiegel
2. Prize Gift voucher worth 1.000 Euro, sponsored by VDZ
3. Prize Gift voucher worth 500 Euro, sponsored by Getty Images
Axel Springer iPad Mini for every team member
Der Spiegel Gift voucher worth 400 Euro
Getty Images Voucher worth 500 Euro for Getty Images
Google (YouTube) 5 Chromecast
Shutterstock 1 Month Subscription to Shutterstock + 5 HD Video Clips for each member of the winning team worth 500 Euro
Watchmi 3 Amazon Fire TV
WTF-Award 1 year subscribtion to Computerbild


David Thorpe
YouTube Partnerships - Google UK Ltd
Nick Doyle
Björn Kimminus
Leitung Formate Bewegtbild - BILD digital Berlin

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