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Hack the Tower - hack day

  • Salesforce London Office - Floor 26, Heron Tower

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, London (map)

    51.516335 -0.081110

  • Heron tower is close to Liverpool Street station and Bank underground station.
  • A hack day for any and all developers to come and collaborate on projects or simply discover new technologies together and enhance their skills.

    Whether you want to build Java, Groovy, Scala or Clojure apps, experiment with OpenJDK 8, get to grips with Git & Github, trying out one of the NoSQL databases like MongoDB or Neo4j or make some some robots dance, there are plenty of interesting things to work on.

    Please note the Salesforce offices in London are now in the Heron Tower

    Based in the city of London near main transport links, its a great chance to 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). Working together also helps draw from each others experiences and get more done.

    Rough Schedule 
    You can get into the offices from 9.30am onwards and have some breakfast and coffee, relax and take in the stunning view from the 26th floor of the Heron Tower.

    10.30am - Get together and discuss application ideas & things you want to try out. 
    10.45am - Split into groups and get going 
    1pm - Lunch time (sandwiches, quiche, fruit and drinks provided, requests taken) 
    1.30pm - Keep on hacking until you have had enough

    Sign up 
    Please include your your full name so I can organise a visitor pass for Heron Tower.

    In total, there is space for around 150 developers on the day. Food & drink will be provided, thanks to our hosts

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  • António R.

    Going to have to drop off due to an unexpected assignment for Saturday (how..."nice"). Can someone warn Salesforce?

    September 10, 2013

  • nigel s.

    I've got no real project to offer, but more than happy to offer what I can to someone else. especially if it involves something "new"

    September 9, 2013

  • Francesco la T.

    Hi there ... says that 154 developers signed up already and there is room for 150 ... a bit confused :)

    September 8, 2013

    • John S.

      I always plan for a 30% drop out for an event like this.

      September 9, 2013

  • John S.

    Hello everyone,
    Really sorry to tell you that due to a telecoms fault the venue has no publicly accessible WiFi. Therefore We are planning to cancel the Hack the Tower event on the 14 September.

    We don't think MiFi's would work for 150 people as mobile phone reception is not great or uniform across the office.

    We will keep chasing our Telecomms provider and hopefully we will have public WiFi going for the next HackTheTower event scheduled for the 5th October.

    September 9, 2013

  • William D.

    anyone planning on doing any Hadoop/Map reduce work? Id be interested in playing around in that area. Also interested in seeing some real life out in the wild Scala projects....

    September 5, 2013

    • John S.

      There are over 30 developers signed up to Hack the Tower on the London Scala meetup, so you should be able to find someone doing Scala commercially -­

      September 5, 2013

  • John S.

    As this is the first time we are hosting Hack The Tower with 150 developers in the new building, please download any large frameworks (eg. play, spring, JavaEE) or tools (Eclipse,) in advance to make sure we dont kill the WiFi network.

    If you are using maven for your projects, please do a mvn deps before you leave for the meetup :)

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • John S.

    Why not share your ideas for project or technology you want to work with during hack the tower. Put a comment on the meetup site.

    I need to build a decent website for HackTheTower at some point and was thinking either AngularJS or Clojure & Pedestal. However, I am behind on my learning of either framework, but there is still a week or so to play catch up :)

    I'd also like to get to grips with Yoman, Bower & Grunt to create and manage JavaScript projects.

    If anyone want any guidance on using Git or Github on the day, I'd be happy to help. Just ask.

    September 2, 2013

  • Hoi L.

    Thanks for organising this!

    August 14, 2013

  • nigel s.

    Always looking to learn even after 12+ year

    August 13, 2013


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