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1,050 participants, exciting cases from leading industry partners and 36 hours of programming: hackaTUM, organized by the Technical University of Munich, has grown to be one of the largest of its kind in the EU.
“Discover the possibilities of artificial intelligence in the media industry”
With this task we entered the race. Mark, Teamlead AI Video at BurdaForward, provided the idea:
Explore how AI opens new possibilities in the media industry. Today, BurdaForward is already using an “Magic AI Tool”, that allows to create news videos from text within a few minutes. What shall we do tomorrow? As an inspiration, you could create a news show with different presenters and topics, or a Video Chatbot answering questions about news.
Two teams made it onto the shortlist and were able to pitch their development in front of hundreds of students and company representatives on the final day:
Voice Craft: the solution enables deaf-mute people to use AI-supported presentations with avatars to integrate them into the workplace. Python was used to extract comments from the PowerPoint file and feed them to D-ID API to retrieve the video of the presenter. A video will be generated of the slides with the same tempo as the video generated from the D-ID APIs. So two videos are combined inside a highly customizable template using Remotion.
TU minute papers: an app that uses AI to convert medical findings into a short video that patients can understand. Questions can also be asked to obtain information on risk factors or to compare the study with other studies. In the background, the tool uses OpenAI to analyze the paper and create a 5-fact summary. The five facts are sent to DALL-E to create accompanying images.
In addition to Mark Luxenhofer, Robert Detering, Executive Principal at BurdaForward and Christoph Caprano, Software Engineer at Valiton, were involved as jurors and evaluated the participants' pitches according to the criteria of innovation, quality, our interface & experience and presentation.
"The commitment of the participants is always breathtaking. I enjoy exchanging ideas with the students.Last year we were even able to get four of them to take part in an internal tech project," Robert, sums up.
Interested in opportunities for IT students or professionals? https://www.burda.com/en/career/developers/
The transformation from a monolithic software structure to microservices is not always easy, but it has its advantages. The architecture is more flexible, scalable and facilitates the further development of the software.
Sven Sanzenbacher, team lead in the software development area at Valiton, a Burda company, shares how this transformation can succeed step by step.
In summary, migrating to microservices is not an easy journey. It requires careful planning, step-by-step refactoring and a clear vision. Nevertheless, microservices offer many advantages, such as increased scalability, flexibility, and the ability to evolve individual services independently.
Anyone interested in software architecture and the challenges of migrating to microservices should keep the presented takeaways in mind. While the path to a microservices architecture requires time and patience, it can lead to more efficient and flexible software development in the long run.
Are you also on a mission to free the software world from monoliths and establish yourself in the tech space? Then Valiton is the right place for you.
Valiton is part of the large Burda family and brings exciting projects in the areas of data science, data engineering and software development in tech and media forward.
Find the job that suits you: https://www.burda.com/en/career/
Our vision is to make your application process as intuitive and helpful as possible with AI ✨
💡Our IT Talent Community Manager, Robin, and his team have developed the prototype "BCC - Burda Career Compass" for our first-ever AI Demo Day and shared it with the entire #burdaversum.
🤖The BCC is a chatbot that interacts with you, catering to your wishes and needs in job selection. This way, you get suggested suitable positions in no time and are guided through the application process.
We're curious - would you use the BCC? What could be improved in the traditional recruiting process?
We foster ideas, innovations, and the use of new technologies - for a better future. ✨
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What do an astrophysicist, an economic geographer, an economist and a microbiologist have in common? Exactly - they all work in Valiton's business performance team and deal with data science.
In the video, Christian, Angelika, Matti and Dennis explain what they are currently working on, how artificial intelligence can be used to predict future consumer behavior and how natural language processing can be used to optimize e-commerce platforms - and what working at Valiton is all about.
Burda’s digital publisher brands, which include Focus Online, Chip and Bunte.de, are being united under the BurdaForward subsidiary. The various brands are decentralised and, for historical reasons, have their own IT architectures and developer teams who work with different programming languages.
Organised into “Jobs to be Done” teams, BurdaForward is no longer structured according to brands and products, but based on the jobs that the products perform for users. The “Content Technologies” team offers the individual “Jobs to be Done” teams a central content platform – a technical foundation. Job teams can work completely independently of the content platform, draw on complete services, or develop their own features on the content platform stack. All technologies used will be unified into a core tech stack that will be made available to the developers on the job teams.
We create media with people, for people and love to connect with people. This month we hosted HackerX in our office in munich – the world’s largest invite-only developer recruiting event. We met amazing like-minded people and hope to see you next time. Pizza and beer is on us 😊
Our Munich offices are part of one of Hubert Burda Media's largest locations. Experience our office culture in Arabellapark and on St. Martin Straße and get an insight into our offices and meeting places, including the beloved Burda Bar, impressions of our brands, the Felix Burda Foundation and our day care center BurdaBande.
Enjoy the beautiful Black Forest city Offenburg: midway between Karlsruhe and Freiburg, just 30 minutes drive away from Strasbourg and Europa Park (Germany's largest theme park)
We had lots of fun at the hackaTUM 2022 – the official hackathon of the Department of Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich. 12 teams of highly motivated participants of various levels and backgrounds worked on our case for StreamPicker "Help our users to find the best next stream". Hope to see you all in 2023 for the next coding challenge.