Dialogic Announces Four Winners of TADHack 2015
The Telecom Application Developer Hackathon (TADHack) takes place every year to allow participants a single weekend to show how they can add communications capabilities to various applications and services. Hacks can range from basic chat rooms to anonymizing voice quality -- both of which showed up this year.
Dialogic, a global networking software provider that sponsored the London site of this year's TADHack, recently announced several participants in the event who used its real-time communications software media server, the PowerMedia XMS platform, to help them build applications. Eoghan Ó hUallacháin, a global winner at the event, and Phaninder Pasupula, Leslie Drewery, and Roderick Hodgson, who were winners in London, all made use of that server to support their products.
hUallacháin comes from Glorsoft and created a WebRTC contact center product that includes both call queuing and exchanging. The PowerMedia XMS platform supports WebRTC and therefore is set to handle such features on through Web browsers if desired.
Pasupula created the SmlessConf platform that combines PowerMedia XMS with a Matrix chat room to have capabilities that, it appears, would extend beyond the normal function of a chat which is often based in text. Both audio and video can make their way to such platforms through the Dialogic server.
Drewery created a different sort of chat application called MemChat that can aid people with dementia. Finally, Hodgson created an application called source protector that makes a journalist's voice anonymous which can help to protect news media in areas where persecution may be a threat.
More than 800 people participated in this year's event which offered a total of $36,000 to winners. The people listed above all took home cash prizes for their winnings.
Dialogic commented on the nature of the event itself, stating that the volume of hacks created in a single weekend was impressive. Furthermore, it stands as a testament to the ease of use of its media platform that participants were able to successfully utilize it without having previous experience with Dialogic's API or platform before the event.
FYI. A list of submissions can be found on the TADHack YouTube playlist.
Edited by Peter Bernstein