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Radio Hack Europe 2019

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Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe is an open development and prototyping event around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow”, which is intended for anyone interested in shaping the future of radio in Europe.

For its third edition, this 48-hour spin-off event from the Radiodays Europe conference, will take place from Friday evening 29 March 2019 (warm-up and team building) to Sunday afternoon 31 March 2019 (pitching and jury voting), at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of Europe's most famous science and technology institutions, which is located in Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva. Participation is open to media professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, and anyone who has a keen interest in new media and technology. This includes broadcasters, journalists, content producers, manufactures, service providers, designers, and software developers.

The ideas and prototypes that will be developed during the hackathon will be evaluated by an international jury of experts, and the winners will have the opportunity to present their work to the participants of the main Radiodays Europe conference on 2 April 2019 (see program below for details).

Further information on registration, who can attend, where to stay (including a discount on hotels), and how to get to the venue can be found on the Radio Hack Europe registration page. And make sure to check out the FAQ page for answers to common questions.

The organization of Radio Hack Europe 2019 is supported in part by the MediaRoad project and led by the Initiative for Media Innovation (IMI).

Radio Hack Europe 2019 is a cooperation between Radiodays Europe and:

  EPFL logo MediaRoad logo IMI logo

Radio Hack Europe 2019 Supporters

  AdTonos logo DAVID Systems logo

Radio Hack Europe 2019 Associated Partners

  SRG SSR logo Xperi logo

Associated Partners provide their APIs to participants, who are free to use them for their project during the hackathon.

Final program (29–31 March 2019)

Friday 29 March

- 17h00: Registration
- 17h30: Opening session of Radio Hack Europe 2019 - Word of welcome, Mounir Krichane (IMI) & Peter Niegel (Radiodays Europe)
- 17h40: All you need to know about the hackathon (schedule, catering, Wi-Fi, jury, etc.), Mounir Krichane (IMI) & Yann Heurtaux
- 18h00: Overview of the APIs available to participants (SRG SSR APIs, DTS Connected Radio API), Samuel Vuillermoz (SRF) & Juan Galdamez (Xperi)
- 18h15: Idea pitches
- 18h45: Team building and start of the hackathon
- 19h30-21h00: Diner

Hacking continues all night if you want to!

Saturday 30 March

Hacking continues!

- 07h30-09h00: Breakfast
- 10h00: Morning Kundalini Yoga with Elisa Krämer
- 12h00-13h30: Lunch
- 18h30: Intermediate pitches (3 min. for each team) - Status update, issues, expected outcome
- 19h30-21h00: Diner

Hacking continues all night if you want to!

Sunday 31 March

Hacking continues!

- 07h30-09h00: Breakfast
- 10h00: Workshop - “How to make a successful pitch” by Yann Heurtaux
- 12h00-13h30: Lunch
- 15h00: Final pitches / demos (3 min. for each team) and jury deliberation
- 16h00: Winners announcement and closing drink
- 16h30: End of the event

After the hackathon: Tuesday 2 April, STCC, Track 4, Room 5 ABC, Garden Level

- 10h00-10h45: Winning teams will take the stage during Radiodays Europe to present their project

Please note that meals, snacks and drinks are included in the registration fee for all participants.

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EU flag     This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 761412.