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PLAY Tech-a-Thon: A hands-on developer workshop

Learn more about this full-day session on utilizing the latest API and product technologies

PLAY Tech-a-Thon: A hands-on developer workshop

Each year we look for ways to make our annual PLAY event bigger and better, and this year is no exception. The feedback we received following our 2018 event was loud and clear: You wanted more technical content—particularly for our developer audience.

With that goal in mind, we set out to make this year’s PLAY a must-see destination for any developer or integrator tasked with utilizing and consuming our products and services. We’ve expanded our technical tracks, added more hands-on developer activities, and provided more ways to interact with and meet some of Brightcove’s top engineers.

For the first time ever, we’re hosting a full-day Tech-a-Thon focusing on utilizing the latest API and product technologies—taking place tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Fastly, this hands-on developer workshop will give attendees the opportunity to solve problems working alongside members of the Brightcove engineering teams. And you’re in luck: You can still register today or on-site at PLAY.

What will the workshop cover?

Led by 10 Brightcove engineers, the PLAY Tech-a-Thon is designed for software developers and technical integrators who are interested in building customizations and integrations that enhance Brightcove's products and services within their organizations. In order to provide the most valuable experience, we looked through previous support requests and our most frequently visited documentation pages to figure out exactly what information our customers were seeking. These insights informed how we built our Tech-a-Thon program, which will include a hands-on directed study about specific APIs and how to customize your Brightcove Player experience.

The workshop will be broken down into three main parts:

  1. An introduction to various Brightcove APIs, including the CMS and Analytics APIs

  2. Tips and tricks on how to make the best use of these APIs

  3. Insights into how to customize the Brightcove Player and include it in a web application

During the Tech-a-Thon, we’ll break into teams to tackle specific problems, some of which were submitted by attendees prior to PLAY. While much of the session will be focused on hands-on work, there will also be opportunities to network and technical talks presented by Brightcove and Fastly.

What other PLAY content will be available for developers?

This year’s PLAY agenda also includes a Q&A panel, Ask the Developers: Brightcove Developer Panel Discussion, as well as five other Tech Talks:

We’ll also be having some members of our engineering team available to connect at the Bright Ideas booth throughout PLAY. Whether you have questions about the Brightcove Player, Advertising, Gallery, or the Studio, we’ll have engineers eager to assist. Our top two requests for advertising and web players are listed below. A full schedule is available at the Bright Ideas booth.

You can stop by during the following time slots to discuss advertising:

  • Tuesday

    • 4–6 p.m.

  • Wednesday

    • 8–9 a.m.

    • 10–11 a.m.

    • 11 a.m–12 p.m.

  • Thursday

    • 8–9 a.m.

    • 12–1 p.m.

We’ll also be available during these time slots to discuss our web player:

  • Tuesday

    • 4–6 p.m.

  • Wednesday

    • 8–9 a.m.

    • 10–11 a.m.

    • 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Thursday

    • 8–9 a.m.

    • 12–1 p.m.

I know that I speak for the entire team involved in the Tech-a-Thon when I say that I’m truly looking forward to talking to customers that use our services. We want to hear about your successes, and build a community of engaged developers who can work together to solve today’s challenges.

Register today, and stay tuned for daily PLAY recap posts this week to learn more about what’s new, what’s next, and what matters in the world of video.

Interested in joining us tomorrow?