RadioHack 2015 Photo Journal

On 12 February 2015, as part of  World Radio Day celebrations,  46 engineers and developers arrived at ITU for EBU RadioHack 2015 to try, test and modify projects in digital and hybrid radio. The freeform workshop enabled the experts to experiment with the newest techniques and equipment, developing fresh ideas for tools and services in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

 

 Arriving: early start.  Final preparations.
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 High-level visitors: introductory speeches, Marconi Exhibit.
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Welcome instructions.
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WORLD RADIO DAY 2015 at ITU, Geneva-227 Ben Poor, Global Radio: “The reason that we like coming to hack day is specifically because it gives us the chance to meet other people in the European radio industry, catch up with what we have all been doing, share a bit of knowledge and learn some new stuff.”
Briefing the team.
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 WORLD RADIO DAY 2015 at ITU, Geneva-231 Paulo Casagrande, RAI (Italian public broadcaster): “Collaboration means networking.”
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Hard at work.
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WORLD RADIO DAY 2015 at ITU, Geneva-232 Pete Redhead, Global Radio: “Best thing about this year has been the variety of projects on show. Although we work in the same industry and the same country, it is rare for us to get together and swap ideas in this sort of environment.”
Exchanging ideas in a friendly atmosphere.
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An organized mess.
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Capturing the moment.
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 WORLD RADIO DAY 2015 at ITU, Geneva-244 Peter Symonds, Broadcast Bionics: “We have made a lot of progress but there are still a few bugs to work out. The event has been useful to collaborate ideas with international colleagues.”
RadioHack 2015: demonstrate and engage. Project debriefing: collaborate and support.
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Sean O’Halpin, BBC R&D: “RadioHack2015 has been great opportunity to meet like-minded people from across Europe and it has been great fun to hack on a programme together. Our programme is to aggregate station metadata via radio DNS. The benefit for the consumer would be the creation of a universal radio application on their smartphone for example. They can choose from all of the stations available in their country without using third party aggregator.”
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Refreshments.
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A well-deserved break.
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 A working dinner.
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Discovering Marconi.
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Floris Daelemans, VRT (Flemish speaking public broadcaster): “I am a radio researcher; I try to invent new things for radio. The future for radio is digital first and foremost. It means a lot of things for radio. It means screens, which is new and it is not TV, so we have to invent what the means. It also means smartphones; radio has always been a real mobile media and smartphones amplify that. It is also becoming more personalized, we can get a grip on linear radio flow and do things with radio that are more relevant to you as an individual.”
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Finished for the day: a job well done.
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