This year Encoding.com offered it’s first ever scholarship to encourage students to think critically about the future of video. As we evolve our own product, we feel it’s critical to support the next generation of thinkers and innovators, which is why this scholarship was created. Students were asked to describe their vision for the types of video innovations that will evolve over the next ten years to deepen the role of video in our everyday lives. We received over 25 essays with as many creative ideas for the future. The team and Encoding.com sifted through the replies and have picked a winner. It wasn’t easy as we got a lot of great submissions. When it was put to a vote, we had a winner.
This year’s winner wrote about using technology to customize or personalize the viewing experience for each viewer. The personalization could address individual needs like near of far sightedness, leveraging technology to enhance the viewing experience. We’ve seen personalization through technology drive advancement in so many areas of life. Personalization that is used to overcome obstacles is definitely something we’d like to see more of in the future.
Without further ado, we’d like to congratulate Jeff Groveman, of The University of Florida, for winning this year’s Encoding.com Video Visionary Scholarship. Congrats, Jeff!