Yahoo! Hack Europe: London

Apr 27, 2013 — Apr 28, 2013 London, United Kingdom

Yahoo! Hack Europe: London will take place Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6:00 PM, at Covent Garden in London.

Join us Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6:00 PM for Yahoo! Hack Europe: London. This two-day hackathon will celebrate collaboration, learning and innovation using the world’s top technologies from both YDN and tech partners. Developers from across the continent will come together to build hacks, learn from experts and play with tech and interactive games.

What it will not be is an ordinary hackathon.

In addition to the staples of swift wifi, tempting treats and sharp troubleshooters, Yahoo! Hack Europe: London will stage panel debates on emerging technology trends, host skills workshops ranging from tricks of the trade to geeky crafts, offer a variety of fun and engaging puzzles to stimulate your mind, and fuel your creativity with large-scale interactive games. If you want to hack in an environment where you’ll be both challenged and inspired, this is the place to be.

What to expect:

  • Two full days of hacking, with plenty of food, drinks, snacks and caffeine, including a chocolate fountain
  • High-energy, informative speaking panels and live demos
  • In addition to in-person support for the usual suspects of Y! tech, including YUI, YQL, BOSS and Mojito, and we’re bringing in guest technologies to hack on and technologists to troubleshoot from Twilio, Paypal, Telefonica (FirefoxOS, Arduino GSM Shields) and Expedia Affiliate Network.
  • Workshops taught by top devs to level-up your skill sets
  • Access to a buffet of technologies from around the web
  • Hacking with world-class developers
  • Digital design on a 3D art wall (print your creations as mugs or stickers)
  • Experts from a variety of backgrounds who can help quickly quash bugs
  • Top developer-led workshops
  • 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.
  • A playground of games and toys to interact, play and hack with
  • 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 creator of Summly. Summly was recently acquired by Yahoo!.
    • Jay Rossiter - Executive Vice President of Platforms 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.
    All of our previous hack days have filled to capacity, and since there are only a limited number of slots available, we'll ask you to tell us a bit about yourself including your technical background to ensure all participants have the technical ability to build a hack. This will also help you find the brightest teammates to work with.

    Check out this video from a Yahoo! Hack Day in India to get a taste of what you're in for.

Yahoo! Developer Network hosted its first Hack Day in 2005 and the format has since grown into an international phenomenon. We're bringing in 350 of Europe's most talented developers to London's Covent Garden for two days of tech talks, hacking and fun.

Thank you to our sponsors

Sponsoring Yahoo! Hack Europe, London: puts your brand in the center of an exciting, large-scale event and in front of some of Europe’s most innovative techies. This is a great opportunity to showcase and test your technologies with an audience that is excited to experiment.

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