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HACKED @ the O2

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What if?

What if we could organize an epic hackday, the likes of which London hasn’t seen for a while? What if we could find an amazing venue that could host us? What if we brought 500 awesome developers and designers together and let their creativity loose on the world? What if we were crazy enough to try and pull this off?

It has taken us two years since we first started plotting and planning this: today we are thrilled to confirm that HACKED will be taking place at The O2 in London on July 20th and 21st.

We will provide you and 499 other developers, designers, hardware hackers and tinkerers with inspiring talks, tasty food and a fantastic venue. All you need to do is bring your ideas and a sleeping bag and you’ll have a chance to make new friends and build awesome stuff.

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  • John S.

    Thanks to all the team and everyone who came and made it a great event. I did a writeup of the event:

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Kevin P.

    So glad everyone had an awesome time couple replies:

    - Sweets / Savoury / Fruit

    This is REALLY hard to get right, once you get above 100 people trying to predict if everyone will want sweet or savoury is hard. We tried to do a good balance and had to do a 2nd cash and carry trip Saturday afternoon. - Air Con

    It was 30c outside, the air con was either on or off. We did tell everyone to bring a sweater. It's much easier for an individual put on a sweater to warm up than it is for them to cool down.

    - Challenges

    We were super vague on purpose and that was why we said "build anything you want". My pitch for HACKED from day one is BUILD SOMETHING AWESOME.

    - Ice Breakers

    We just ran out of time in the prep to finish this off. Sorry! - Workshops

    Not really practical to run them before the hack unless you did it Friday but thats an additional day of run plus people would have to take time off work.

    2 · July 25, 2013

    • Grant K.

      Amazing event Kevin really enjoyed it and came up with something good. For next event we could do a webinar for some of the talks. Would anyone want to do a codelab or workshop after work say Wednesdays?

      July 25, 2013

  • M B.

    Great, they did a fantastic job. Next time I'd recommend less sweets and more savory items (even if we have to pay)

    July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Agree on the sweets, felt a bit sickly after those. More savory for sure

      July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LOL - just because the sweets are there you do not HAVE to eat them. There were loads of fruit as well as savoury crisps and things. Glad you enjoyed it though.

      1 · July 24, 2013

  • Nico

    Almost perfect! I liked the fact there was so much hardware hacking. Only downpoints for me were air conditioning far too cold. Lack of situations for engaging with other developers. I would have liked public workshops before the beginning of the hack so that I didn't have to give up hacking time to listening to workshops. All in all, great experience!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very committed group of individuals who ran and also participating. Obviously the wifi wasn't great but was fixed in the end. Main suggestion is to have some ice-breaker type activity at the start so people can get to meet others, forms teams, this is really necessary when a lot of people come on their own. Also make the challenges super clear, I still found this a bit vague. Guide the selecting a challenge and team formation part of the start of the weekend more strongly like Startup Weekend does.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Sam M.

    catching a few winks now

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Grant K.

    Having an awesome time. Hope you enjoying

    2 · July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Totally agree, love coding into the night

      July 21, 2013

  • Mike E.

    It's all about the queue

    July 20, 2013

  • Grant K.

    Just arrived. Looks massive

    July 20, 2013

  • Ajay S.

    Darn, they keep getting sold out. ARG!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Rob F.

    Have you all got your tickets from ? The last tickets are released just now - BE QUICK!!!!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why the fuck not?!

    2 · April 26, 2013

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