The age of video is upon us. As humans we have a finely evolved system for extracting lots of information from even very short sequences of moving images. And now we have the bandwidth, storage and devices to make video ubiquitous.
The result is an explosion not just of video usage across all platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat) but also in format, content and delivery innovations: livestreams (eg Meerkat, Periscope, YouNow), over the top (eg HBO, VHX), remixing (eg Dubsmash, Coub). Video is also finding its way into a great many applications from recruiting to publishing to dating. Anywhere you are looking to connect with other humans video is playing a role.
So it is super timely that there will be Video Hack Day right here in New York on May 9th. It is being organized by the team at Ziggeo and has a great group of sponsors including YouTube Vimeo and Clarifai. You can read more about it in a blog post by Ziggeo here.
Most importantly though: if you are interested in hacking on all things video, head over to Video Hack Day and register.