Founded in 2010, NYC Media Lab is dedicated to driving innovation and ultimately job growth in media and technology by facilitating collaboration between the City’s universities and its companies.
NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City’s universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media.
THE FUTURE OF LISTENING HACKATHON
This event will explore the world of audio storytelling using the all-new Audible API. Developers and designers are invited to re-imagine the future of listening and innovation in audio media experiences.
WHERE: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave (at 20th Street), New York, NY 10010
Friday April 15, 6pm – 9pm
On Friday April 15, the hackathon will officially kick off with student developer + designer attendees from across NYC’s campuses. The students will form teams and commit to project ideas on Friday evening with the goal of working on their ideas all day on Saturday April 16.
Saturday April 16, 9:00 am – 9:00pm
On April 16, the hackathon will begin with breakfast, a pep talk and a technical “Getting Started with the Audible API” workshop. The teams will hack through the afternoon. The afternoon will also feature an optional “Working at Audible” session for hackathon participants. All hacking will end at 5:30pm which will lead to the project demos, the judging and then ultimately, the prize ceremony and closing reception.
Prizes will be distributed to winning teams.
Grand prize = $5,000
First prize = $2,500
Second prize = $1,000
Third prize = $500
Sponsored by Audible and presented by NYC Media Lab