Meet three great judges Balk Krikorian, Mark Mangiola, and Frank Chen @ Google TV Hackathon

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Meet three great judges and win Google IO ticket at Google TV Hackathon!

Blake Krikorian

Blake Krikorian is a co-founder and the former CEO of Sling Media, a consumer electronics company that builds the highly acclaimed Slingbox.

The company was founded in 2004. It was purchased in 2007 by Echostar Communications for $380 million dollars.

Krikorian started his career at General Magic, which created the Magic Cap operating system for mobile intelligent communicators and Telescript, an agent-based network programming language for the emerging electronic marketplace (pre-Internet). At General Magic, Krikorian assisted industry-leading telecom and consumer electronics companies such as NTT, Sony, Mitsubishi Electric, Sanyo, OKI and Matsushita/Panasonic in creating and defining new products and partnerships.

In 1994, Krikorian co-founded the Philips Mobile Computing Group, which was funded by Philips Electronics. As group product manager, he built and co-led the team that defined, created, delivered, and marketed the award-winning Velo 1 Windows CE Handheld PC and its associated product line.

Mark Mangiola

Venture Partner, Canaan Partners Ventures

Mark Mangiola joined Canaan in 2001 after over 20 years in operational leadership roles in the cable and broadband industry. Mark invests in communications companies that are transforming the delivery of digital media, as well as new consumer content companies that meld entertainment with interactivity. An advisor to YouTube, Mark has a visionary outlook about how consumers will watch and interact with content in the future, having participated first hand in the early emergence of both cable TV and the Internet.

A super-connected industry veteran, Mark leverages his network to fill key executive positions at Canaan’s portfolio companies and helps them spearhead strategic relationships with industry-leading corporations. Prior to Canaan, Mark served as CEO of @Home Solutions, a division of Excite@Home. He was previously the President and CEO of Positive Communications and an Executive VP at KBLCOM/Time Warner.

When Mark is not thinking about how consumer-generated video will change the world, he is sprinting around a track. A passionate athlete, Mark coaches high-school and college track athletes and never misses a Meet of Champions track meet.

Frank Chen, Andreessen Horowitz

Frank is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he meets with entrepreneurs to evaluate investment opportunities, has a deep diligence on all post-term sheet investment opportunities (including declined opportunities), sources candidates for the talent network, and more.

Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Frank was VP of products at Opsware (formerly Loudcloud) where he helped build and sell enterprise software. Prior to that, he was director of client services at Loudcloud where he ran data center operations for name-brand customers including Fox Sports, Nike, Fandango, and Blockbuster.
He also served as VP of products & UI design at Respond.com, served as director of product management at Netscape and was a product manager at Oracle where he worked on interactive television. Earlier in his career, Frank was also a technical writer for GO Corporation.

Google TV Hackathon, hosted by SVAndroid, sponsored by Google, invited Android and Web developers to take this great chance to build a great Google TV App (Can be web!) to win Google IO 2012 ticket, and met with few great judges to review your app :) Big thanks to our sponsor Google TV team!

Event Updates

limited number of tickets to Google I/O will be made available to some winners (Not all winners can win this). Google TV team will confirm the numbers later.

Coordination with a linked event in London should add some “virtual flair” to both venues. Facility space will be limited, and a sell-out seems likly. You must register to attend. I am sure it will worth your effort for the 2 days and one night! I told yah!! 

We also plan to make this event a global event using YT Live Streaming and Hangouts, and invite other GTUGs and ADGs to organize event at same time.
Content:

  • 3 tracks:
    • New Google TV Apps
    • Port existing Web or  Tablet/Phone Android Apps to Google TV Android Apps
    • Multi Screen Apps
  • Office Hours

Prizes:

  • Winners:
  • from Judge Panel (3)
    • New
    • Migrated
    • multiscreen
  • from popular vote (1): Organized by SVAndroid, cash prize (all the income generated by the ticket sales minus the any direct cost)

Judges:

Blake Krikorian

Blake Krikorian is a co-founder and the former CEO of Sling Media, a consumer electronics company that builds the highly acclaimed Slingbox.

The company was founded in 2004. It was purchased in 2007 by Echostar Communications for $380 million dollars.

Krikorian started his career at General Magic, which created the Magic Cap operating system for mobile intelligent communicators and Telescript, an agent-based network programming language for the emerging electronic marketplace (pre-Internet). At General Magic, Krikorian assisted industry-leading telecom and consumer electronics companies such as NTT, Sony, Mitsubishi Electric, Sanyo, OKI and Matsushita/Panasonic in creating and defining new products and partnerships.

In 1994, Krikorian co-founded the Philips Mobile Computing Group, which was funded by Philips Electronics. As group product manager, he built and co-led the team that defined, created, delivered, and marketed the award-winning Velo 1 Windows CE Handheld PC and its associated product line.

Mark Mangiola

Venture Partner, Canaan Partners Ventures 

Mark Mangiola joined Canaan in 2001 after over 20 years in operational leadership roles in the cable and broadband industry. Mark invests in communications companies that are transforming the delivery of digital media, as well as new consumer content companies that meld entertainment with interactivity. An advisor to YouTube, Mark has a visionary outlook about how consumers will watch and interact with content in the future, having participated first hand in the early emergence of both cable TV and the Internet.

A super-connected industry veteran, Mark leverages his network to fill key executive positions at Canaan’s portfolio companies and helps them spearhead strategic relationships with industry-leading corporations. Prior to Canaan, Mark served as CEO of @Home Solutions, a division of Excite@Home. He was previously the President and CEO of Positive Communications and an Executive VP at KBLCOM/Time Warner.

When Mark is not thinking about how consumer-generated video will change the world, he is sprinting around a track. A passionate athlete, Mark coaches high-school and college track athletes and never misses a Meet of Champions track meet.

This event is not for profit.  All the income goes to the event cost (Anything our Sponsor Google cannot cover) and prizes for People’s Choice (Well, this is another reason you should attend).

Online Participation:

Google+:

https://plus.google.com/100213579863051357900

Twitter: #gtvhackathon

Our team still working on the details of the official rules and details which will be announced soon.

For more details, see the full listing:

http://www.svandroid.org/events/51143042/

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