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Hack the Tower - February 2014 hack day

Note: This hack day is also being run in conjunction with the London Java Community - only sign up at one meetup event please!

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 Play2, AKKA, Scala and Swing apps, get to grips with Git & Github, trying out one NoSQL databases like Neo4j or make some some robots dance, there are plenty of interesting things that I am sure you want to work on.

Please note the Salesforce offices in London are now in the Heron Tower (where some of series 3 of Sherlock Homes was filmed)

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.

www.hackthetower.co.uk

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 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 75 developers on the day. Food & drink will be provided, thanks to our hosts Salesforce.com

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great day. Here's a couple of photos: http://instagram.com/rosshuggett.

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Aldo S.

    Great fun, really looking forward to the next hack day!

    February 8, 2014

  • Alex D.

    Great meetup again - thanks for organizing John, and thanks for shepherding the Spark'ers Ian!

    February 8, 2014

  • Kwabena A.

    Awesome hackathon. Akka/Scala guys were awesome. Great to see you all

    2 · February 8, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Hi,
    Is the event free? Food and drinks included?
    What do we need to bring for the event? Paper? Pen? Laptop?

    January 29, 2014

    • John S.

      Hello Steve,

      February 5, 2014

    • John S.

      There is no entry fee and I do provide food (from Tesco) as mentioned in the event description. A laptop is recommended so you can do some hacking. There will be paper and pens in the office, but feel free to bring your own. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm and preferably a willingness to hack together.... Thanks

      1 · February 5, 2014

  • John S.

    Feel free to share in advance any project ideas or aspects of Scala / AKKA / Play etc. you may want to work on during the event. There is no commitment to do what you mention at the event, but it may help you find others interested in the same topics.

    January 29, 2014

  • Michele P.

    Hello there,

    It's going to be the first time for me to attend this event so I'm wondering if it's required to be already proficient with Scala/Akka/Play etc. in order to work in groups.

    Thanks.

    January 29, 2014

    • John S.

      The experience needed is really down to who you work with, however many people are trying something new at the event... For example, last month we had two people who were new to Clojure help us with a new project we had started. We were happy to help them get up to speed enough to help us. There are usually several different groups (big and small) that form and discuss in more detail what they want to work on and how to do it. Bring your laptop and a willingness to Google and you should be fine :)

      January 29, 2014

  • John S.

    Hello all, Sorry but I may need to move Hack the Tower event a week earlier to Saturday 8th February. Will confirm if this is the case in the next couple of days.

    January 27, 2014

    • Gemma

      No problem.Actually better for me

      January 27, 2014

  • Miguel G.

    Yes

    January 26, 2014

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