Hack the high street with Birdback and American Express

*For more information and to sign up visit: birdback.com/hack/

Hi everyone,

Birdback and American Express are inviting you for an awesome weekend of hackathon-ing. Theme? High street retail!

We're looking for awesome ideas to be shaped and built during this event by our top geeks (You). For example, how could technology help enhance the high street? How could software and great design take customer experience to the next level?

We're not just talking e-commerce (that would be too easy!), we're talking bricks and mortars. Don't believe the hype, 90% of shopping is still happening offline, this means huge potential for inspired thinking. Join us for a fun weekend, push boundaries and show us what you're made of! Space is limited so secure yours NOW.


3 innovation representatives will be there to present you with some challenges: Marks and Spencer, B&Q and Harris + Hoole coffee chain.

You can participate in a challenge presented by one of our retail experts. We're calling them The Challengers!

Or compete in the open-hack category and build your own solution related to high street retail

Start and finish your hack within 24hrs

You have 3 minutes to present your hack

Judging criteria: innovation, usability, functionality and design


1st Sphero 2.0 + 1 year of GitHub Silver plan + £50 UBER credit
2nd OYUA + 1 year of GitHub Bronze plan
3rd Leap Motion + 6 months of GitHub Bronze plan

All attendees will receive £20 of UBER credit! Treat yourself to a Mercedes S-Class on your way back

All attendees will receive $100 of AWS credit!


Rainmaking Loft - International House - 1 St Katharine's Way - London - E1W 1UN

Signup here: https://birdback.com/hack/

See you all soon



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  • Anand K.

    So, I will not be able to make it there until midday, unfortunately. Is that likely to cause a problem / issue?

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hacking the high street - That's what we're doing with Branchbot our location shopping app which we built in Djang.

    Would be good to speak to any interested parties in advance!

    October 23, 2013

  • Anand K.

    Thanks for organising this, it looks interesting!

    October 23, 2013

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