As we mentioned last week, there’s a lot to do when planning a hack day. In the past few weeks, Anil and Matylda have been busy, putting the finishing touches on next week’s Hack Europe: London. Read on to see what’s in store for the lucky attendees.
Learn from leaders in several front-end and back-end technologies. We’ll have tech talks from these teams:
- Telefonica (FirefoxOS, Arduino GSM Shields)
- Expedia Affiliate Network
There’ll also be a design clinic where hackers can ask pro designers for help making their hack look awesome.
Each hack team will get 90 seconds to present their hacks to the judges and everyone in attendance, competing for £7500 in prizes! As expected, we were able to snag some fantastic judges. Attendees will get a chance to show off their apps to these celebrated tech industry minds.
- Nick D'Aloisio - The 17-year old creator of Summly. Summly was recently acquired by Yahoo!.
- Jay Rossiter - Executive Vice President of the Cloud Platform Group at Yahoo!. In this role, Jay leads the team that has built one of the world’s largest private clouds; a system that powers every click on the Yahoo! network.
- Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz - Yahoo! Fellow, based in London. Bruno is a technologist, working across the entire company to bring together product and technology to drive innovation.
- Carlos Eduardo Espinal - Partner, Seedcamp. His investment interests include mobile, gaming, social networks, and networking technologies.
- Daniel Appelquist - Open Web Advocate at Telefónica Digital, and co-founder of Mobile Monday London and Over the Air.
- Robin Pembrooke - Head of Product, BBC News Online.
By far, the most important part of a hack day is the hacking. But we’ll have other goodies to enjoy while taking a break:
Photo by Nick Treby, on Flickr
- Be amazed by Titan the Robot, the world’s biggest robotic entertainer
- Chow down on hot dogs, Pick & Mix, donuts, a chocolate fountain and other treats.
- Learn Origami from a real guru in the field.
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