The first POV Hackathon took place at POV’s Brooklyn office on Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12, 2012. Over the course of the weekend, five teams of filmmakers and developers worked to create finished prototypes for the web.

EdLab at Columbia University’s Teachers College documented the event for an episode of their upcoming New Learning Times series called “Seen in New York.” Watch the video recap below:


To learn more about the POV Hackathon and the participating teams, visit You can also visit the POV blog for a recap of Day 1 and Day 2 of the event.

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