Tagged with: Connected Studio
Digital Development editor, BBC World Service Group
Technical engagement with Africa is only one aspect of a wider plan to connect with African audiences better.
Last year we launched three of our Connected Studio prototypes. Robin Cramp introduced phase 1 of our three pilot projects in a blog post last year; now all three are being tested at scale after a second phase of development.
50 participants came from all over the world to hack with us around language technologies. The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) sent a team over, as well as Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Bulgarian semantic tech company Ontotext – some other participants came from Latvia and Portugal.
We want to encourage a wide range of the best digital innovators to participate, and work together to develop online services and create BBC digital media products for the future.
Head of Connected Studio
We look to work with digital agencies, technology start-ups, academia and individual designers and developers (including BBC staff) who want to submit and develop ideas for a range of new functions, features or formats across our online services, streamlining audience experience and optimising BBC digital media products for the future.
Executive Product Manager
We are looking to migrate the majority of all existing devices with BBC iPlayer to the new version. However, with BBC iPlayer now available on over 1,200 devices, this is a major task and will take a bit of time. Today, I am happy to announce the next wave of devices is ready to go.
Chief Technical Architect
For the past few months I’ve been working with a team of developers and data architects to build a new system that will bring together linked open data catalogues from a wide range of online educational resources, improving access for teaching, learning and research.
Head Strategic Delivery
Another had a young woman programmer, fingertips seemingly glued to her device, churning out code as if she was typing a well-rehearsed story.