Hackathon Comes to The Cable Show

One of the great benefits of holding The Cable Show in Boston is tapping into the greatest tech and thought universities in the world.  Cable is a rapidly innovating industry that is a great testing ground for young technologists to experiment with new ways to expand the overall cable experience.

Which is why we are hosting a live 48-hour hackathon, called the Imagine App Challenge, during the Cable Show on Monday through Wednesday. In partnership with the Application Developers Alliance, this student developer competition will be held in Imagine Park, the live events stage and innovation destination on The Cable Show exhibit floor.

Student teams from MIT, Stanford, Rutgers, Wellesley and Pace have been selected to develop innovative new tablet and/or smartphone applications that leverage the power of broadband. The teams will have 48-hours to move from idea to a functioning application. Each team will then demonstrate their applications to a panel of judges comprised of cable operators, programmers and established software companies in a special Imagine Park segment held on Wednesday, May 23.

All events from Imagine Park will be streamed live, so you’ll get a chance to peek in on the action. You can also follow the #imagineapp hashtag and @CableShowPark on Twitter.

– Joy Sims

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This blog post was re-posted with permission from Joy Sims and the CableTechTalk blog. To read the original post, visit CableTechTalk.

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