Hackathon Organised by AppArt

On 12 March 2024 AppArt organised a hackathon in Athens, Greece. The aim of the hackathon was to connect businesses (SMEs) and academic researchers. Participants included representatives from SMEs and start-ups, as well as software developers, engineers and independent experts. The participants had the chance to explore the library of Network Applications available on the 5GMediaHUB Experimentation Facility and to develop vertical application prototypes (PoCs) using our Northbound APIs, tailored for video streaming, UCG broadcasting.

Participants chose among five different topics, such as the use of 5GMediaHUB VR capabilities, remote experimentation with the Telenor 5G testbed and use of the Validation and Verification Engine. Participants also had a hands-on experience with the services offered by the 5GMediaHUB Experimentation Facility and also experimented with the StreamSelector Network Application to create a live video player playing an automatically generated mosaic of three different video streams.

The participants with the top two contributions received a tablet. Organisers gathered positive feedback from the participants, who commented that they were glad to have attended the hackathon.