Chattanooga's PBS station hosts Hackfest for Project Proximity1
WTCI SPONSORS HACKFEST FOR PROJECT PROXIMITY1
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – October 19, 2012 – Project Proximity1 is a mobile app concept that WTCI-TV is leading as a community collaboration that will genuinely use the gig in our backyard to act as an aggregator of local content. WTCI-TV's Hackanooga team and Project Proximity1was honored as the "Best Vision for the Future of Chattanooga", an honor that they shared with a team called "Change." .
Hackanooga, presented by U.S. Ignite and Mozilla and sponsored by EPB, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Science Foundation, CO.LAB, Lamp Post Group and Easy Designs, was a 48-hour event that connected experienced web developers to Chattanooga's one-gigabit-per-second Internet speed.
WTCI is Chattanooga's PBS station and serves a 35-county region, striving to educate, engage and inspire citizens by providing quality programming, services and being an active community partner. U.S. Ignite is a White House initiative that is a federally funded, public-private partnership designed to promote the development of apps and services for ultra-fast broadband networks.
WTCI's Proximity1 team will work from a framework created through a collaboration with community partners to build an app that will create a new category of local content delivered with the speed of the gig pipeline.
The unfinished prototype can be viewed at www.proximity1.com and is represented on Facebook at Proximity1. Please call WTCI at 423-702-7815, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on Facebook at WTCI-TV for more information.