After having participated in the app@night hackathon last week (they call themselves the largest hackathon in all Europe, by the way, even though I do not have any possibility to verify that) I found another interesting event to show up the next weeks. It is called “Code for München – Open Hack Day” and will last just one day. The goal: create some mobile or web application using big data and concerning one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Munich. Again there were no restrictions like required programming abilities, each team would possibily need some creative heads as well, not only those coders able to realize everything. Though I am not quite sure if I already meet the requirements to build up nice and useful applications from scratch in just a few hours, I am really into the idea writing algorithms and programmes to ease up oder improve life in Munich via small digital helpers. So let’s be curious about the outcome! Of course I will inform you in detail afterwards. The event will be at the Kunstpark on Saturday, November 29th.
This weekend will be full of work for me – work here being coding, hacking, learning about new technology. Why that? Because this weekend there will be a hackathon at my university, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, called “app@night“. As I have never participated in any hackathon before, I am not really qualified to explain what that might be. As far as I understood, hackathons are coding events, most times lasting for one day or one week at its best, aiming to learn about coding, to work with other people and to find out about new technology, new frameworks, new programming languages (here the link to the English wikipedia entry). Our specific hackathon will last for the whole weekend and includes several programmes concerning mobile development, especially Google Glass, Android smartwatches or iOS, to mention just some of them. There has been no restriction to students of computer science, so I guess there will be people with quite heterogene background. I am really excited about our task, our group (at least I already know 2 out of 5) and, of course, the outcome. We will be working with Google Glass, and I am really, really excited to put my hands on one of these devices! 🙂