Third EyeEm Photo Hack Day Teams Up with hy! Berlin this June

By David Knight |

Some of the “brightest minds in tech and photography” will gather in Berlin to take part in the third EyeEm Photo Hack Day this June. The event is being supported by hy! Berlin – the third running of which will be taking place at the same time.

Developers, designers and photographers will spend 24 hours creating new photo applications to revolutionise how we take, see and interact with images. The winning hacks at the previous event, held last September, included Picture Your Feed – a mashup of the Facebook, Getty and EyeEm APIs – and Tourist Eraser, an app to remove those annoying tourists out of pictures of famous sights.

The organisers are hoping to attract more than 150 participants, and Ramzi Rizk, CTO of EyeEm, said: “From the beginning, our vision behind Photo Hack Day was to create an open space for people to play. You only have 24 hours, so instead of juggling around an idea for months, you actually have to nail it down and get it done. It’s a good opportunity to try out things, learn and get inspired.”

Flo Meissner is the CEO of EyEm, which has had a fantastic start to 2013 as its rival Instagram has suffered from problems largely of its own making. He said he was expecting “some of the brightest minds in tech and photography” to attend the Hack Day: “It’s not only a great opportunity for developers to show off their skills but also for designers and photographers to come and think about the future of photography – and then put their ideas into practice. I’m always amazed by what can be created in a mere 24 hours and can’t wait to see where it’s going this June.”

A location has yet to be confirmed for the latest Hack Day – but previous venues have included a former swimming pool in Wedding.

The event takes place from June 1-2, and you can find details of how to register here.