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Hack watchmi @ Media Hackday 2013

27.09.2013 Redaktion Tags: Hackathon, Media Hackday 2013, watchmi API
Media Hackday 2013
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You're a hacker or developer looking for media content for a cool project? Then join us at Media Hackday 2013 (#mhd2013), October 5th and 6th in Berlin, and hack our watchmi API!


What's it about?


The world of news publishing is changing fast. Rapid advances in digital technology and a spirit of innovation have transformed almost all aspects of newspapers and news media. However, the value of one of the biggest assets that publishing houses hold, their content archives, has yet to be unlocked.


Join the Media Hack Day 2013 and find new ways to reinvent and reengineer newspaper and other media content archives so that their content can become relevant for the content-hungry digital age.


Hack the watchmi API!


The watchmi API offers a variety of tools that bring together viewers and and the content that interests them:


  • Electronic Program Guide and TV Search, including Primetime EPG, EPG by time, show details, list of channels
  • Editorial Recommendations
  • Social Discovery
  • Personalized TV Recommendations (Recommendation Engine)
  • Theme Channels 
  • Branded Entertainment  

Get started with these resources!




If you have further questions, please get in touch with our developer Olcay Buyan who will also attend the Hackathon. 


Register now!


The Hackathon will bring together creative programmers, designers, tech-savvy journalists and concept designers. Join us if you are an individual developer, designer or established hackathon team. Big prizes, incl. a 4-day trip to Silicon Valley, an international jury and the praise from the start-up community and media owners are waiting.


Register early to secure your place - it's free.


Already got an inspiring idea? Post it at our Hackerleague site so others can see and join your team.


Media Hackday 2013


The Media Hack Day takes place as a warm up for World Publishing Expo 2013 (IFRA Expo & Conference). 


Location: Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator, Markgrafenstraße 14, 10696 Berlin.


For more updates, visit this blog or follow us on Twitter and watch the hashtag #mhd2013.


Good hacking!