Astro Malaysia held it’s annual GoInnovate Challenge Hackathon on the 10th-12th October at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
Hopefuls from all over Malaysia massed together for an exciting challenge set by Astro - to build a radio streaming demo. The demo product was meant to redefine the way we watch, read, listen and play with content in two unique hacks to be completed within a 48 hour deadline. Astro offered substantial rewards to those whose ideas that came out on top!
Day 0: Demo - Friday evening
Attendees ranged from junior developers to start-up teams, so long as you’re 18 years old, you can take part!
To begin the Hackathon, entrants were fully briefed and given access to the APIs of both 7digital and music metadata company, Gracenote.
7digital’s lead API developer, Marco Bettiolo, flew in to act as Tech Support for the hackathon.
This photo shows Marco presenting a demo of a radio style streaming service he had previously built.
Day 1: Get Building!
According to the brief, hackers had to choose one of two innovative challenges: