Skills Matter Office
116-120 Goswell Road
London, EC1V 7DP (gmap)
Friday October 26 7:30PM to Sunday October 28 2PM
Android became public onÂ November 5th, 2007. That means itâ€™ll be 5 years of Android this November! Canâ€™t let this go by unnoticed! So the GDGs(/GTUGs/AUGs) decided to organize an Android app hackathon tournament specifically for this cause.
In September or October you can participate in a local hackathon organised by your GDG. Each winning team receives a chance to defend their user group in a final European hackathon in London just after Droidcon. We pay your flight and hotel. This Best-of-the-Best hackathon takes place on the weekend of October 26th-28th, right after Droidcon London.
These are the locations that will host hackathons:
AmsterdamÂ - September 14-16th -Â +V hack Android Netherlands
BremenÂ - September 15th Â V Hack Android Bremen
BrusselsÂ - October 5-7 -V Hack Android Brussels
Ankara & IstanbulÂ - October 13th -Â V Hack Android Ankara
BerlinÂ - October 13-14th -GDG BerlinÂ GDG Android in Berlin
ParisÂ -October 12-14 -V Hack Android Paris
The final will be held in London – October 26-28th
Friday 26: 8pm-10pm kick-off and dinner!
Saturday 27:Â 9->all night: code
Sunday 28:Â Â 1PM Presentation and winning ceremony!
London will have a special treatment, and we’ll accept everyone to join the final. If you’re coming to Droidcon this is a good reason to stay for the week end, if you’re not (but really why aren’t you) you can still join the hackathon.
Theme :Â 5 years of Android!! Celebrating the birthday! Now what will you do for the next 5 years?
For the Â team traveling from all over Europe to compete
Sonyâ€™s multi screen experience challenge
- 1st prizeÂ Sony Xperia Tablet S, Sony Xperia T, Sony Internet Player with Google TV and a Sony SmartWatch each for all the members in the winning team
- 2nd prize Â Sony Xperia Tablet S, Sony Xperia T, Sony Internet Player with Google TV and a Sony SmartWatch to split between team members
Sony has a wide variety of products that stretches over whole spectrum of home entertainment. At Sony, we strongly believe multi screen experiences will become more and more important for consumers going forward, and we think there will be more advanced and sophisticated examples of this from many players on the market.
As a developer, one of the key success factors in the future will be to offer smart and innovative multi screen experiences. Already today we have a several Android enabled screens for your apps and services to run on, such as our Xperiaâ„¢ smartphones, smart extras (accessories), tablets and Google TV boxes. This enables you to create services and experiences that nobody hasnâ€™t even thought of yet. So weâ€™re asking you to come up with an app or service (or prototype) that makes innovative use of multiple screens (not only mirroring). Are you up for the challenge?
We would like you to target at least two of the following devices:Â Smartphone,Â Tablet,Â TV with Google TV,Â Sony SmartWatc,Â PC
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH â€œBe Smart Be Simpleâ€ Mission
1st prize: T10 + 997D + Y580D
2nd: 1 997D
3rd: 1 T20
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH has developed for years an expanding portfolio of mobile and Internet products, dedicated for all people, as they are. In fact, at ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, we make access to today’s mobile lifestyle by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most.
Thus, we offer devices as individual as the people who use them. Here, user experience and design will be one the key factor of success. To continue in this way, allowing to a large audience to communicate through our devices, we need your help to enhance the consumer experience with the Android world.
Therefore, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create an app or a service that will help and lead the people, from the youngest to the oldest, get their first experience in the android world, through any Android devices, and discover the power and the simplicity of their new devices.
The Prizes will be given to the smartest and easy to use application or service. And do not forget the design!
Haptics Prize – Prize Galaxy Tab 10.1
Immersion is giving a prize to the best use of haptics within an application using their free haptics SDK.
How can you make your app cooler, easier to use, or more accessible by using haptic feedback?
Accessibility Award – Prize Â£500
RNIB is sponsoring a Â£500 prize that will be awarded to the creators of an app that best demonstrates the principles of accessibility for blind and partially sighted users, and that, in the opinion of the judges, provides an innovative solution that will be most welcomed by blind and partially sighted users. accessibility issues. TheyÂ will have accessibility specialist developers on hand during the hack, to act as mentors to the developer competitors.Â They can be contacted at:
E:Â Innovation@rnib.org.ukÂ (please put Droidcon in the subject line)
Thanks a lot to our global hackathon Â sponsors: