Hack the Tower - April 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).

Read about the HackTheTower event in February to get a feel for the event.

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 doing a Java performance projects 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.  


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, take the escalators to the building reception.  Upon giving your name you will receive a visitor pass for the building.

Go to the far right and go through building security, your bag will be 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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  • Dave S.

    Great fun!

    April 13, 2013

  • Tadas Š.

    Hey :-). Which pub have you headed to?

    April 13, 2013

  • Riyaz P.

    Apologies for this, my boiler has started leaking and engineer is coming tomorrow morning.

    April 12, 2013

  • Carlos Fernandez G.

    Change of plans guys. Sorry, I won't be able to attend. But we are planning to have a Hangout on the CodingBoard project.

    April 11, 2013

  • Lunic L.

    Hello, today all day at work java 1.4 :( please accept me at the meetup because i would really enjoy some freshness

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Ian M.

    opps - also replied to the Scala event

    April 9, 2013

  • Paul R.


    February 23, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Will be bringing a NAO robot again. Aim to add mapping functionality using python

    February 22, 2013

  • Gunish Rai C.

    Definitely Attending.

    February 15, 2013

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