HackGenY London 2015 (includedLive)


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    This weekend we’re at the lovely WeWork Moorgate to chronicle all the hacking or slacking that goes down at the HackGenY London hackathon. From awesome tweets, to snaps and maybe a short video or two, follow along as we share the updates from the opening talk till the winners are announced.

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Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201519:48

And so ends our includedLive coverage of this event. A massive congratulations not only to the winners, but to everyone who took part! We’re here to help you take your next steps, wherever they take you.

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And the winner is….

refHUB

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Third prize goes to:

eetup

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Third prize goes to:

FLOOK

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The judges are now deliberating between 6 equally strong pitches.

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A big thank you from all the contestants and organisers to the sponsors (who we’re proud to be one of).

Winners of the Audodesk prize: Team Flook

Winners of the Pitching Competition (earlier): BUSTalk

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You can find them on the web at http://www.onboardme.club

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A strong group-travel product with 100+ interviews leading their dev decisions.

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Final team to make the top 6:

onboardme

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You can follow them on twitter @refhubuk

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An interesting approach to the refugee problem in EU. A sort of airbnb for refugees.

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Sorry, there will be SIX teams, not five. Updating previous posts now.

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201519:06

Fifth team to make the top 6:

RefHUB

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Front-end, back-end, monetization and operations covered. Very impressive hack!

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Just click, and play.

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Fourth team to make the top 6:

Sportmate

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BUStalk plan to give their app to small bus and coach operators for free, based on a freemium model. Providing additional feedback data to the businesses if they’d like to purchase it.

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Third team to make the top 6:

BUStalk

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The whole team is under 16, having only learned the basics of programming before attending this, their very first hackathon.

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Second team to make the top 5:

Flook

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Why should a meal that takes two hours to have, take 2 weeks to organise?

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Very well thought through app, that let’s friends quickly schedule meetings to eat and/or drink together.

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First team up:

Eetup!

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Good luck and great work everybody!

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Getting ready for judging of the top 5.

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Nom nom nom… some mid-judging-snacks!

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Judges are here and ready to start hearing the pitches. (Aren’t they a fun loving bunch ah?)

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201515:58

So an update, in a few mins judges will visit each of the teams.
The top 6 teams will move onto the pitching round for the top prizes.

Good luck everybody, it’s been amazing hanging out with you this weekend.

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201515:55

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8 MINS LEFT.

OMG OMG OMG

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And we’re into the last 1.5hrs before judging… noone’s panicking right?

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201514:31

Lunch time check-in… all teams are thumbs up!

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201514:06

And that’s the first back to 30s intros… more right after lunch.

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Videos incoming :)

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201512:36

We’ve gone ahead and added the countdown timer to the big screen.
No pressure. (Go go go!)

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201512:33

The projects are really coming together! Really excited to see the pitches/demos :)

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 27, 201511:57

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Pitching Workshop underway

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Time Update: Hacking will end at 17:00 and not 15:00

The time on this page has been updated, but you may have to refresh to see it.

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Others… well… made a little time for a much needed power-nap.

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With 6ish hours to go… some teams have been smashing it all night!

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Dinner time comes late when everyones so busy being awesome!

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Love the photos? Wish you could tag yourself in them on FB?

Here you go

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 26, 201520:26

And that brings my live-blogging for today to a close, but if any attendees have photos or news to share before I get in early tomorrow morning, do send us a tweet @includedco or message included.co via facebook.

For everyone else, let me wish you a good night. Back with you again early early tomorrow!

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Many have headed home for some well deserved rest… the others… well… they’re pretty hardcore!

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The awesome mentors have been bouncing between teams, really giving them a helping hand since the very beginning of the hackathon. Niiicely done!

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 26, 201517:11

Couldn’t agree more! Very impressive crowd here!

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 26, 201516:59

Hackathon ProTip: Get out of the building!

Get feedback from potential customers/users

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And two more

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Team photo time!

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With lunch ‘out of the way’, teams have dived back into smashing ideas and code together!

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One of the teams has started polling the public for feedback.

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Luuuunchtime!

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Tweets are not auto-imported, only the hand-picked few that get fav’d will be. Pesky spam-bots begone!

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Reminder of Judging Criteria:

Originality, Implementation, Design and Team Work.

Hector Kolonas Hector Kolonas September 26, 201513:09

Teams are really digging in and getting the foundations for their hacks set out.

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Autodesk’s 3D workshop is now underway.

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It’s not just me that’s excited, here are a few tweets from earlier this morning.

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All the teams are passionately brainstorming their hacks. OH a few interesting ideas being thrown around so far.

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We’re proud to be one of the awesome sponsors of this weekend’s hackalific fun!

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And the event is kicking off shortly! An exciting group of hackers have gathered in Moorgate for this 36 hour hackathon. So exciting!

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