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Google Tv #Hackathon at Google Campus

Google Campus- in the heart of London’s tech city, is the place developers are going to be trying to build the apps you will use on your tv in the coming years!Google TV is the forthcoming open source platform that will allow developers to build the next generation of TV applications – that will drag your television, kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

Developers from all over Europe have come to the new Google Campus in techcity, to get their heads around Google’s new TV platform.

If you are wondering about what Google Tv will be able to do later in the year in the UK. Head on over to the Google TV home page:

Developers: If you want to create the next Angry Birds ( or facebook) for Google TV- then head over to the Google TV Publishers page to get started.

The Hackathon

The morning started with an open introductory keynote, from Google Campus, Londroid and several webservice providers including LoveFilm.com.  The discussions concluded with a group brainstorming exercise where the group was encouraged to share some ideas.  Finally developers were let loose on the Google Tv developer devices which have been stationed around the campus.

We are all looking forward to see what the teams will come up with at the end of the hackathon, when the final apps are presented tomorrow. Thanks to efforts of sponsor ( and android developers) Novoda and Londroid- for organising!

Google Campus

Google’s new Campus building the perfect setting on this Saturday morning for the event. What could be better than an open source building, to build on an open source platform?
Google have designed campus from the ground up to embody its open source ethos. They have taken out a lease on a building in tech city and refurbished it and made it the perfect launchpad for the next Facebook ( or Google!).  Already at about 90% capacity, startups from all over Europe have flocked to take advantage of the networking opportunities and services
Some of the services on offer include:

  • Blisteringly fast internet connection
  • Co-working space and desks that can be rented by month.
  • A great coffee shop!
  • One of the best education libraries I have seen.
  • Meeting Spaces.

To find out more information – head over to their page: Google Campus

Google TV

Google TV is the up and coming platform for google that is set to revolutionise the way that you watch interact with your tv.  Look out for my handson demo of Google Tv coming soon.  In the mean time- you can check out the introduction to Google TV here:

If you are wondering about what Google Tv will be able to do later in the year in the UK. Head on over to the Google TV home page:

Developers: If you want to create the next Angry Birds ( or facebook) for Google TV- then head over to the Google TV Publishers page to get started.

 

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