Tech Talk

Hack Week X Recap

During our yearly Hack Week event, Brightcove engineering teams from around the world join forces to build new potential product features—and creative solutions that may involve an entirely new line of products.

Brightcove Engineering's Hack Week X

This year's Hack Week is a global effort as teams from our offices around the world craft new projects and compete for recognition and bragging rights—including the chance to bring new products and features to fruition.

This video crashed the player after 19 seconds

In any complex software, bugs exist, and when working on a large project you encounter them on a regular basis. The more memorable and interesting ones are the ones that have a simple cause, presenting in unusual and sometimes bizzare ways. This bug started with a single video causing a player to crash.

Player delivery improvements for A/B testing

The Problem New versions of the Brightcove Player are released all the time with the most up-to-date technologies in order to provide best playback experience. In order to get real-time analytics for new changes to the player, Brightcove runs A/B comparison tests to preview the impact of these changes.