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Hack the Tower - hack day

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 25th 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 onwards - 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 50 developers on the day. Food & drink will be provided, thanks to our hosts

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  • Daniel B.

    A great day, and some great progress made on the Betterrev project!

    Many thanks to John and the salesforce crew for providing a great location and lots of food and drink!

    January 13, 2014

  • Mani

    Thanks John, keep up the good community work!

    2 · January 11, 2014

  • Mani

    Get setting with setting up the #betterrev environment!

    Find us near the kitchen in the salesforce office!

    January 11, 2014

    • Mani

      We are seating on the big table with high chairs ;) !

      January 11, 2014

    • Mani

      A very productive day for the whole team! Except for those who did a lot of chatting and less typing! Have a look at the commit history -­, join and contribute!

      January 11, 2014

  • J H.

    Nice to meet the AdoptOpenJDK team again, interesting project, learned Play.

    January 11, 2014

  • Eva V.

    Smart people and amazing location!

    January 11, 2014

  • Dave S.

    Had fun hacking clojure and learning new stuff

    January 11, 2014

  • Carlos Fernandez G.

    Sorry but I can't make it anymore. Looking forward to the next one though

    January 10, 2014

  • John S.

    WiFi is working in the Heron tower, so we will be going ahead with the Hack the Tower hack day on the 11th January.

    If you can no longer make it, please RSVP No. We have to manually type in names one by one into the Heron Tower visitors system, so please help us reduce the amount of work needed if you are not coming.

    Thank you

    January 6, 2014

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