Following on from the first event in March of this year where we had a great day of talks covering varying topic I am very happy to announce the next HacknTalk will take place on the 29th June at the Google Campus again in London.
For those who missed it we had a great turn out and had talk on “Documenting tools for Tech Events“, “How to get kids more involved in open source in Education“,” Exceptional Money“, “Using MVC in Game Design” and we learned about STEMNET. There were other talks, lots of demonstrations and hands on help from members of the community helping one another with their questions.
We hope to reproduce the fun and informative day again in June. Learn about more great projects that are happening in the varying open source communities and meet new people. Since HacknTalk is an unconference, the speaking/demo schedule will be set on the day and everyone is free to propose a talk themselves. You are of course free to come along, sit back and listen to other people’s talks but we’d like to encourage everyone to take part and talk on something they are passionate about in technology. There is lots of space, wifi, and power sockets to go around. Break out areas to work on your hacking or demoing and hanging out with people.
If you want to come along please do remember places are limited so you need to sign up. If you can’t make the event, let other people in your community know about it and remember there will be another event in 3-4 months again. You can follow @hackntalk for more updates.
This Saturday marks the first ever hackntalk event taking place. It’s been great to see the support and level of interest in the event which is great, now I just hope everyone turns up! We set a limit of 70 places and we’ve had 68 people sign up, which is great and hopefully after this event takes place and we receive feedback we’ll be able to improve the event.
With that said, it’s time for some housekeeping, the event takes place at The Campus from 11-5pm, if everyone turns up on time we’ll kick off soon after that with some lightning talks, or full talks (max 40 mins). There are loads of tables and chairs so if you want to group up and work on projects we’d love to see this happening.
There will be a projector there for you to use plus a laptop to plug your presentation into it f needed. Naturally no geek event is complete without wifi please remember the event will only be as good as the active participation. We’d love to hear talks on any topic you’re working on, hacking on, or just passionate about. It’s a chance to learn about new technologies, new projects and more importantly you get to meet new people!
If you have an idea of a talk please let us know so we can spread the word, you can find us on #hackntalk on freenode or you can tweet us @hackntalk
Thanks to the nice folks folks at Basho, makers of Riak we have refreshments for the day for those who come along, we know hacking and talking can be hard work at times.
Looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday!
Join us at Google’s Campus workspace in the heart of East London’s Tech City for a day long technology unconference and workshop on Saturday March 9th from 11am – 5pm.
This exciting venue is home to a number of high tech companies and surrounded by the startup rich environment of London’s Silicon Roundabout. Hackntalk will be a day full of enjoyable talks, demonstrations and hacking on fun projects with enthusiastic people gathering together to share their experiences.
What is it about?
The HacknTalk event is the first in a series of unconference style events – it has no keynotes, there are no sales pitches and no frills. You are invited to present on a topic you are passionate about, something you are working on or just some cool stuff you have been playing with and want to show off. As well as talks there will also be opportunities for collaborative work and play on technologies such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, software development or work on open source projects.
Since HacknTalk is an unconference, the speaking/demo schedule will be set on the day and everyone is free to propose a talk themselves. You are of course free to come along, sit back and listen to other people’s talks but we’d like to encourage everyone to take part and talk on something they are passionate about in technology.
We have the venue for the day, exactly what happens is up to you!
Why should you come?
To meet more people and interact, and put faces to names and maybe get some inspiration for your own projects, or find exciting things you would want to contribute to. By participating in events like this, communities grow and everyone can learn from one another.There will be different levels of talk and activities at this event and we encourage lots of Q&A so everyone gets as much information from it as they can.
I can’t make this date… If you miss this event, there will be another one in 4 months time. The idea to have regular events so you don’t have to wait a year…
You do need to sign up however as places are limited to 70 people
I’ve decided to run a very basic event. The idea behind it is to have a regular event once every four months where people can meet up, give a talk, a demonstration or sit there for the day and hack on a project.
It will be a one day event, no keynotes, no live shows and no frills. Ideally run at cost so trying to get a venue sponsored each time. If you want to offer a venue let me know!
The logic behind creating this was to have a meet up more often than once a year, so if you missed it you had to wait another year. Making it a regular event that is more than once a month means you can have something to show for the next time. Perhaps a group will plan to organise an event at it like a bug jam or hack or a project.
How to keep up to date: #hackntalk on freenode and I’ve also set up a twitter account. This is all rather sudden and still under planning so more details to come soon!