Hack The TV

The X Institute, San Francisco
From Nov 20th 2015
To Nov 22nd 2015
See the website




tvOS Hackathon

First Apple TV Hackathon in San Francisco



Want to be the first to bring apps to the smart TV?

With the upcoming release of the App store on the new Apple TV, creators will now have the chance to be the first to Hack the TV with Games and apps. It’s gonna be huge. 

Hack The TV will be a three day intense hackathon with the goal of developing software/apps to hack the new Apple TV. We aim to be the first to traverse this new space. We urge you to accompany us in this opportunistic endeavour. 

Prizes:  The Winning Team will receive

64 GB Apple TV 4th Generation.

$900 Credit toward Co-Working Space at the X Institute. 


The X Institute - 3410 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. 

We will provide food, music, and lots and lots of Red Bull. Bring your own blankets to nap, although wont need too much sleeping.  

Event Schedule

Friday, November 20th - Day 1

6:00 PM      -    Kick off events, registration opens 6:30 PM      -    Kick off talks 7:30 PM      -    Team Formation & Hackathon Begin 11:59 PM    -    Snacktime & Hack through the night.

Saturday, November 21st - Day 2

8:00 AM      -    Breakfast served & Coding Begins 9:00 AM      -    tvOS Workshop 12:00 PM    -    Lunch served 06:00 PM    -    Dinner served 12:00 AM    -    Take a Break for a Guitar Hero Contest.

Sunday, November 22nd - Day 3

8:00 AM      -     Breakfast served & coding continues.  12:00 PM    -     Hacking concludes. Lunch served.  12:30 PM    -     Prepare for final presentation.  1:00 PM      -     Product prentations & Live demos begin. 3:00 PM      -     Q&A from panel of judges.   3:30 PM      -     Winning teams and prized announced.  


Follow us and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #hacktheTV.

For Sponsorship, please contact keri@xinstitute.space or hackathon@xinstitute.space. 

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