On February 21st, 2014 the Hungarian Ustream office hosted its first internal hackathon.
In the previous blog post (What the heck is Hackathon?) we talked about the premise and importance of this 24-hour coding contest, and how it brings people together to collaborate on a common project. All in the name of one mighty goal – to make Ustream’s service better!
Not only the wide palette of ideas, but the team names themselves were injected with a healthy dose of creativity. We had Cougar Petting Trolls, A-Team, Geolition, The Fruit Loops, Screamo Mariachis, Call of Duty and Red Ducks, just to name a few.
But, lets take a look what they were working on. Here are the 11 project and ideas:
Streamsquare social network (Cougar Petting Trolls):
People go to places and check in on Foursquare, but from now they can broadcast the venues they are at, so others can see what is actually happening there. People get points and badges based on the time they spend there and the feedback from users who saw their streams.
In 24 hours they have developed a working web and native Android and iOS application prototypes and won the Hackathon competition!
We’re proud to announce that Ustream’s Annual Report of 2013 has been selected as the Site of the Day by the Awwwards.com jury.
But, what is Awwwards exactly, and why do we care about winning this award?
“The awards recognize the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world. Their mission is to discover, recognize, and promote these talents and their efforts of creating a unique digital experiences that are useful, innovative, intuitive, and beautiful.” Continue reading
Attention all Ustreamers! Have you ever wanted to have your stream featured on Ustream? Now’s your chance! This Friday, June 19th, iPhone will be releasing the new iPhone 3GS. If anyone is going to be Ustreaming from an Apple store on the day of the launch, or demoing the new iPhone, we want to feature you! Leave a comment with your username, channel URL, and let us know what you plan to stream!
Prizes! Scores! Leader boards!
We’re psyched to announce the out of the blue, ridiculously addicting and exhilarating, Ustream Scavenger Hunt!
Using Twitter we’ll give you things to find on Ustream ranging anywhere from “a high school basketball game” to “a band jamming”. Your goal is to find it on Ustream as fast as humanly possible and then tweet us back with “@ustreamtv I found it! http://ustream.tv/WHATEVER-I-JUST-FOUND”.
Oh right…you better hurry up because if you don’t find it within 5 minutes of the announcement… it expires.
If you are the first to correctly answer the question – you get 1 point. Later, once you’ve dominated the game and built up a nice pile of lovely points, you can trade them in for a Ustream T-Shirt! (We’ll publicly track who has has points and how many)
10 points = 1 Ustream Shirt!
So, fellow Ustreamers, good luck. I send you into this battle with confidence – just stay strong and make sure you can search really fast. I wouldn’t worry though…chances are you’ll win.
Unless one of our other 4,000 twitter followers beats you to it!
You must be following us on Twitter to participate/win