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SRG SSR Hackdays 2018 – open for registration!


On 1 and 2 March 2018, SRG will host hackdays on the subject of “Media and artificial intelligence”. Programmers, robots, designers, avatars and concept developers who are motivated to develop their ideas and to work on prototypes of the future are warmly welcome. The hackdays are taking place on two days at the Geneva and Zurich.

The principle is simple: You either bring your own idea or take over one of our stories – we will present you some of them shortly before the Hackdays. If you are convinced by a story, you can join a team with other participants. And then it starts.

Start: Thursday, 1 March 2018, door opens at 9 a. m. and starts at 10 a. m.
Award ceremony: Friday, 2 March 2018,3 p. m.
End: Friday, 2 March 2018,4 pm
Location: SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Zurich Leutschenbach (Studio 2)
Location: RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Quai Ernest Ansermet 20, Geneva

Click here to register:

Hackdays Zürich: To the registration form

Hackdays Geneva: To the registration form

The number of seats per location are limited – first come, first served. After your registration you will receive a definitive confirmation of participation.

And in January 2018 we will inform you in detail about the procedure.

Do you have any questions? Send us your question by e-mail to hackdays (at) srgssr. ch

We look forward to seeing you!

The Results!

TVtter 50
EmojiNews 34
Showquiz 34
RTS le Jeu 33
Lobby Layer 28
Take it easy 23
Cognitive Video 21
Make archiv great again 20 19
Melody 18
Le journal de Turfu 18
Meteo Map 16
TVButler 15
SRF ContentChatbox 14
Streamifyer 13
SmartTranscription Service 13
Make navigation great again 13
Digest.IO 12
Real Virtual Camera 12
Top or Flop 10
InstaPoll 10
Chalet VR 10
Alternative Weather Facts 11
Video Context 6
Miss Money Penny 7
georeferenzierte Metadaten 5
ConditionalBox 5
Chapeau 5
AudioViz 5
MorgenRadio 4
Smart Radio 4

Short update before we start…

The SRG SSR Swisscom Hackdays are so close that you can almost smell its creativity and both venues are ready!

We’re pleased to give you a short update about the event and the APIs.

We pushed some new content APIs on
Now you get over ‘RTS Archiv’ the old but golden content, the actual content from the RTS CMS and also RSI CMS are up and running. Last but not least, the actual audio and video content from the whole SRG SSR (RSI, RTS, RTR, SRF, SWI) is now avaible on

But please feel free to also use any other APIs or tools at your will.

We plan to be connected during the whole Hackdays with our colleagues on both sides of the ‘röstigraben’. During the presentations on Friday we will setup an public stream and show it also here. If someone does not want to be recorded or streamed, please contact us. If so, your presentation will happen at the end of the event and the streaming will be stopped before.

So therefore it’s now time for us to say ‘bon voyage’.
We are really looking forward to see what kind of magic will happen during the SRG SSR Swisscom Hackdays 2017!

See you in Zurich or Geneva..

We have some delicious APIs prepared for you!

Geneva and Zurich are sold out! So you might start thinking about your hack in advance. Please find – as promised – a description of the selected interfaces/APIs that will be available.

We have some delicious APIs prepared for you, which are served on the brand new SRG SSR API platform. To see the APIs go to and register to receive the keys and documentations you need to start creating your prototypes and hacks.

You will find on

  • traffic data provided by viasuisse
  • election and voting data (some back to 1900) provided by tpc
  • Swiss music data (bio, gig, song, video etc ) provided by
  • data from the new teletext standard HbbTV provided by SwissTXT
  • transmitter data from > coming soon
  • videos, audios, subtitles and electronic program guides from RSI, RTR, RTS and SRF > coming soon
  • other website content as an example from SRF, RTS,, RSI > coming soon

>>> and more to come …

From Swisscom you will get

  • Cloud computing resources from the Swisscom Application Cloud: Run your apps from the cloud using jour favorite languages including Node.js, Ruby an PHP. Use services like MongoDB, Redis or the ELK stack. Credentials will be distributed shortly.
  • Swisscom TV APIs: Work with metadata for TV channels and TV shows, control video playback and navigation on the Swisscom TV-Box. TV-Boxes for you to connect to will be provided. Please find documentation attached for the special APIs that we’ll open for the Hackdays exclusively.
  • Swisscom telecommunications APIs: Make voice calls, send SMS, verify Swiss addresses, integrate Swisscom shop metadata into your idea.

Registration now open for Hackdays 2017

SRG and Swisscom are organising joint hackdays on 2/3 February 2017. The topic of this year’s event is “The media consumption of the future”. Programmers, designers and concept developers who want to work on digital applications are all welcome. We will be hacking for two days at two locations.
• Start: Thursday, 2 February 2017, doors open at 9.00 am, event starts at 10.00 am
• Award ceremony: Friday, 3 February 2017, after pitches (which starts at 2pm)
• End: Friday, 3 February 2017, 4.00 pm
• Location: SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Zurich Leutschenbach (Studio 2)
• Location: RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Quai Ernest Ansermet 20, Geneva
We will provide you with a selection of application programming interfaces (API) from SRG and Swisscom to enable you to implement your idea and prototype. The list of exactly which APIs will be available will be sent out in January.
Any questions? The “Q&A” document in the right-hand column may well have the answers. Alternatively, you can mail us your question at

Register for Geneva

Register for Zurich