1337 KL48 Hackathon weekend kicks off tomorrow

  • First ever Malaysian Transmedia-based hackathon to be held this weekend
  • Up to 10 teams to be formed using the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats

CALLING all software developers – another hackathon is coming to town. Beginning Oct 19 to Oct 21, the 1337 (Leet or Elite in Internet-speak) KL48 Hackathon will take place in conjunction with the KL 48 Hour Film Project.
Organized by training specialist iTrain and Cyberjaya property developer Cyberview, the 1337 KL 48 Hackathon is the first ever Malaysian Transmedia-based event, iTrain said in a statement.
The 1337 KL48 Hackathon invites filmmakers, mobile developers, game designers and others with an interest in “transmedia” to work together with the aim of bringing new dimensions to storytelling.
A hackathon is an event in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development collaborate intensively to develop software-related projects in a short duration of time. Transmedia storytelling is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies and in this case, using mobile apps.
According to iTrain, up to 10 teams will be selected to work on their “hacks” during an intense weekend of non-stop cross-disciplinary collaboration. Participants who don't wish to apply as a group will have the opportunity to gain experience by joining other project teams.
The projects worked on can consist of different formats such as audio, video or images. However, a part of the project must be “hackable” i.e. utilize mobile web, mobile apps, mobile interactive games.
Individuals are invited to participate and form a group of between three and five members and there will be a maximum number of 10 teams for this event.
Those who are interested can register online here

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