On November 5th, Android will see its 5th birthday. To celebrate this, Google developer- and technology user group leaders in Europe have announced the “V Hack Android” hackathon (pronounced “We Hack Android”).
The idea is to let every country organize a local hackathon where teams of exactly 3 people (2 Android developers and 1 UI/UX expert) will create an app from scratch. The plan is to schedule the Brussels “V Hack Android” hackathon at the end of September. The winning Brussels team, selected by a jury, will win a trip to the final hackathon in London, to be held in the weekend of Friday 26th – Sunday 28th of October, right after Droidcon London. There, the best teams of Europe will continue to polish and improve their apps until one best-of-the-best winner survives.
The local weekend would start Friday evening with introductions and SCRUM, and continue through Saturday until Sunday evening. Food is included. Access is free, but limited to participating developers and designers only. No audience. Also no hangouts this time. Teams are self-organizing and are free to choose/pitch the idea they will develop on (within bounds). No need to have found a team in order to join.
On that Friday, during the day from 10h to 18h, we would bring Google’s acclaimed conference program, DevFest, to Brussels for the first time. We’d have a few speakers, and we’re going to dig up the best recorded sessions from for instance Google I/O. Entry is €50, inclusive food. In between sessions, business and idea people are encouraged to publicly pitch commercial ideas so they can be picked up by the developers and designers.
The first prize is sending the winning team to London.
Hackathon – V Hack Android Belgium
Where and When:
Fr., 5th of October 2012, 18:00 till Sunday, 7th of October, 19:00
Stadsplein 3, 3600 Genk, België