droidcon London Hack Weekend 2016

Topics covered at #droidconHack

Saturday, 29th - Sunday, 30th October at CodeNode, London

Starts at 9:00 AM.

We hope droidcon London 2016 will inspire you with lots of new ideas. If you fancy getting stuck in straight away, join fellow droidcon attendees and some of the most talented coders and experts, for the traditional, weekend-long DroidconHack and create something amazing!

Enjoyed #DroidconUK 2017? Do you want to apply some of those new skills you gained?

You can come along with your own team, but it's also cool if you're on your own - we will be putting together teams on Saturday!


WHAT: Droidcon London Hack Weekend

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday October 29-30th, starts at 09:00

WHERE: at Skills Matter’s Codenode


  • Create an app for our TC8000 (Zebra)
  • Build something with FireBase (Google & Novoda)
  • Build something with Bluetoothtap (Equal Experts)


  • One HooToo VR Headset sponsored by Zebra
  • One Sony Xperia sponsored by XDA Developers
  • One Amazon Echo sponsored by Equal Experts


Attendance is free for registered attendees. You can get a ticket here


October 29th

09:00-10:00 Welcome & Refreshments

10:00-10:30 Introductions of the challenges & prizes

We'll kick off with a presentation of this year's droidcon London Hack Weekend challenges and sponsors at CodeNode.

10:30-12:30 Hacking in teams

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-18:00 Hacking in teams

18:00-19:00 Drinks & pizza

19:00-22:00 Hacking in teams until 10pm on Saturday, we will come back @ CodeNode at 9am on Sunday.

October 30th

We'll kick off at 9am and normally present each project at around 1pm on Sunday. The jury will select the winners of the challenges (from 11am to 1pm approx) and the droidcon London Hack Weekend finishes with an award ceremony of the prizes (which have been pretty cool most years) which starts at 1pm and finishes at 2pm.


droidcon London Hack Weekend will be hosted at CodeNode, Skills Matter's community venue, which features plenty of spaces to collaborate and work on projects. CodeNode features fast and reliable WIFI, all spaces come with plenty of sockets, whiteboards.

CodeNode's 9 metre long 'spacebar' will water and feed you throughout the 2 days.


You can take part in the droidcon London Hack Weekend by registering on these pages.

We look forward to welcoming everyone at CodeNode!

Content Disclaimer

Skills Matter makes no claims to ownership over any type of intellectual property you may use at the hackathon, including trademarks, copyrights, and patentable ideas.

Thanks to our sponsors


We're currently working on a program. If you have any suggestions, topics you'd like to see covered, or experts you'd like to meet, let us know!

Zebra is sponsoring droidcon London Hack Weekend!

Build on the platforms you know, on devices purpose built for Enterprise

Enterprise development needs to be specialized; but developers need control and flexibility to customize solutions. As an Enterprise Developer, Zebra has your technical needs covered!

Start with our Purpose-built enterprise devices and hardware
Consumer devices don’t cut it for enterprise grade solutions. Zebra’s Enterprise devices have enterprise needs built in:

-Security, encryption & multi-user log-in/lock-down

-Built-in, enterprisde-optimized data capture

-Device durability, enterprise accessories & enterprise lifecycle availability/support

-Enhanced wireless and device & power management capabilities

Easily integrate with your existing systems or customize and create your own applications

Whether you are building a new application or migrating legacy apps to a modern OS, we have the tools and utilities to help you.

-Build on the OS you know like Android, Windows or iOS so you can optimize your applications and offer the experience your company and customers want.

-Mobility DNA for Android and Link-OSTM provide a suite of industry leading tools and utilities. Purpose-built enterprise toolsets lower your development costs and risk, provide simpler management and tighter security.

Zebra Developer Tools help you gain the ease of consumer operating systems, without sacrificing the critical data functionality of enterprise solutions. Whether you develop for one device or multiple operating systems, our SDKs deliver all the tools needed for flexible solution development.

Cross Platform Support is available with Zebra development tools like Xamarin components, Enterprise Browser and RhoMobile.

Take advantage of our Industry Experience and Support

We are Zebra Technologies, a global leader in enterprise technology for over 40 years in over 100 countries.

-Our use cases can guide your development for industries like retail, logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare.

-Our AppGallery and ISV program connect you to enterprise customers and revenues.

-Support is available with our documentation, forums, events; and our Global Solution Centers where you can get in-person help.

-Developer support services. Zebra has a range of services to help developers – Validated and Compatible testing programs. Application development consulting services can help during your initial build cycle by sharing best-practices. In addition, we offer a mobile virtualization service, using the iFactr platform.


In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 60,000 strong engineering community!

With seven event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

CodeNode will also see the opening of a permanent Hack Space, stacked with microprocessors and the latest tools and devices to play with. A community film studio will be opening too, which you can use to record any tutorials or demo's you may want to share with our community.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.



Skills Matter | CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB

View details, travel and nearby hotels

If you would like to engage some of the most talented android coders and experts with your platform, tools or devices, sponsor the DroidconHack, set a challenge, support the teams taking up your challenge and select and celebrate the winners on Sunday!

For more information about DroidconHack sponsorship options, contact [sponsors@skillsmatter.com]sponsors@skillsmatter.com

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!