On 7th – 8th July the Dev4Good hackathon kicks off, with a mission to get a group of very smart people together to do something cool, that has the possibility to change lives.
Organiser Craig Hogan set up the event as he felt there weren’t enough small hack events that are just for developers. “I decided to do Dev4Good to bring developers together – it gives people who mostly sit in a darkened room working on their own the chance to get together with others and build a real-world application.”
It’s a 24 hour event (sleep is optional) where you get the chance to work directly with some leading charities and some of the smartest developers in the UK. It’s a fast paced, ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ environment. No-one has any idea what the requirements/problems are until Friday evening, and two days later each solution is pitched to the judges. The winning team gets a load of swag from our sponsors and possibly some cash to continue the project with the charity.
There are no ties to any particular vendor or platform, everyone simply brings their skills, knowledge and passion for developing/designing good software. This is a ‘not for profit’ event and all code is available after the event for others to use.
If you a software/web/mobile developer (any platform), a graphic artist, designer, database admin, database developer or are just interested in helping build some cool applications and think you are interested in finding out more about this exciting event then register now.