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November 11 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 10:00 pm
As part of BBC Digital Cities week, Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a hackathon on Saturday 11 November from 10:00 to Sunday 12 November 22:00, to be held in the Animation Labs at the Belfast Campus of Ulster University.
Aimed at bringing the screen industries and the tech community together to develop innovative new games, immersive and interactive experiences across all platforms, participants will be able to build teams, broaden their network of entrepreneurs and mentors and establish long term collaboration opportunities across the sectors.
During the hackathon, teams will have the opportunity to a select from a number of themed toolkits provided by industry partners and over the course of 36 hours prove their concept by building a prototype while figuring out their audience, pricing structure and how to promote their product.
Throughout the weekend participants will have access to industry feedback, mentors and lightening talks to support the development of their ideas and with the most viable projects being selected to be showcased at events throughout the rest of the Digital Cities Belfast week.
It is intended that teams that have commercially viable projects that can contribute to a sustainable screen industry will be supported in their entrepreneurial journey in bringing their project to market through introductions to mentors, commissioners and financiers.