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Hack the Tower - February 2013

Hack the Tower - February 2013

An all day hackathon for the technical communities in London. Its a great chance to build apps with other developers and discovering how to get the most out of new technology and practices.  Working together helps developers tackle technical challenges and techniques that are common regardless of language (github pull requests, using NoSQL data source, managing deployment, etc).

Rough Schedule
10.00am - Find the Salesforce office in Tower42, refreshments after your adventure
10.15am - Discuss your application ideas & how to build them.
10.45am - Split into groups and get going
12.30pm - Lunch time (sandwiches, queche, fruit and drinks provided)
01.00pm - Keep on hacking until you have had enough

Born out of a London Scala community hackathon, we now get members from Java, Clojure, forcedotcom and Scala development communities.  Anything (legal) is up for grabs.

Previously, developers have discovered more about functional programming, Play2 framework, MongoDB, Travis-CI, Neo4j Heroku & Forcedotcom and much more.

Projects that have previously been worked on include

a new website to manage the Scala community using play, mongodb and heroku.  The site pulls in data from a range of sources

* building a clojure repl in a browser, discovering aspects such as clojail and compojure along the way

* an open source app for charity donation management

There has been interest in working on, a Java performance project and a robots framework in Java, Python or Clojure.

Sign up

You need to register here on the London Java Community event, or if you prefer on the London Scala Community or London Salesforce community.  You only need to register once. Please include your your full name so I can organise a visitor pass for Tower 42.

In total, there is space for around 50 developers on the day.  Food & drink will be provided, thanks to




Important: Access details

Please ensure your full name is used when registering as this is needed by building security to let you in.

Finding the office in Tower42

As you enter Tower42, go to the front desk and give your name to receive a visitor pass for the building.

Go up the escalators to security, your bag will be quickly scanned and you pass through a metal detector.

Once through security, take the escalators immediately to your left - following the blue path.  Walk all the way round to lifts and take the lift to the 24th floor.

At the 24th floor, get out of the lift and cross the hallway.  Take the blue lifts to the 27th floor.  Exiting the lift to your left you will find the Salesforce office

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  • Nico

    We need more Clojurians!!

    February 9, 2013

  • Carlos Fernandez G.

    Had signed before with the London Scala group. Didn't realise and got an extra spot here. Free for another person who want to join us on this fun Saturday!

    February 7, 2013

  • Mani

    Anyone interested in doing hacking with any of the recently published / accepted JSRs?

    February 6, 2013

  • John S.

    This event is for developers from all technical backgrounds. You can develop in what ever language you wish, although I encourage you to work in groups on projects.

    At the last event we had people developing in Clojure, Apex (forcedotcom) and Scala.

    For February, the developers coming have been talking about developing a robot framework, an open source project for charities such as virgin money giving, creating developer tutorials in markdown, a community website encapsulating all events / blogs / tweets around the Scala community using MongoDB. There may also be a team working on Java performance aspects.

    Many of the tools and products we use as developers are common, such as databases (postgres, mongodb, redis, etc), source code management (git, github) and deployment (maven, grails, heroku). Working in groups helps you discover how to use this technology more effectively.

    It will be up to those that turn up as to what happens.
    Thank you

    January 21, 2013

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