The First Pachube International Internet of Things Hackathon is a 24-hour event that starts on April 8, 2011 at 2pm (UK time) and ends on April 9, 2011 at 2pm (UK time).
Calling all developers, designers, makers, mixers, mashers, tinkerers, philosopher-mechanics and sales engineers! Join us in helping to define and build the Internet of Things on Global Internet of Things Day! Use Pachube if you want, or build on other APIs - make something physical, or virtual; hardware or software; conceptual or practical - the point is for us to spend 24 hours connecting up our things to the web, our environments to our things, and our things to US! Starts on April 8, 2011 at 2pm UK time (which is 10pm in Tokyo, 11pm in Sydney, 6am in San Francisco) and goes on for 24 hours until 2pm (UK time) on April 9, 2011.
Twitter hashtag: #pachubehack
The address for the London Hackathon is in the heart of Soho, near to Picadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Ct road and Leicester Square tube stations:
London W1F 0HS
Venue website: http://www.01zero-one.co.uk/
Please note: the entrance for the Hackathon will be via the Peter Street entrance, round the corner from Hopkins St (their website gives Hopkins St as the address).
This is for the London event (see here for info about events in other cities)
Friday April 8, 2011 (all times are London times)
14.00 Arrive at 01zero-one, Peter Street, London W1F 0HS, in Soho. Sign in, meet up, coffee, etc.
14.30 Kick-off & introductions. We’ll talk a little about some recent API features, and our new Pachube app-hosting platform, which you will be able to use to publish your apps throughout the hackathon.
14.45 Expert intros. Nick Weldin & Adrian McEwen introduce Arduino. Ken Boak talks about Nanode. Hallam Rose talks about Arkessa’s GSM modems, routers & m2m SIMs, which they are making available to interested developers. Michael Margolis, author of the recent publication Arduino Cookbook will also be on hand! Anyone else care to give an intro to a technology that they have an expertise in?
15.00 Team-forming. If you know what you’re going to work on, or if you know what you want to do but don’t know who to work with here’s your chance to stand up and give a 1 minute ‘pitch’ soliciting colleagues and collaborators.
15.15 Hacking begins! Also, everyone from the intro (and anyone else who wants to!) will provide surgeries for an hour or two, giving detailed advice to anyone who has questions about their specialties. The Pachube team will also be on hand for any help or advice. If you’re an mbed specialist, or dream in python, objective C, or Cocoa, it would be great if you could step forward to provide help to others!
19.00 If you want to give a quick overview to everyone on what you’re working on, or having trouble with, we can pause for a while. If not, just carry on hacking... Lawrence Griffiths will be availble to talk about enOcean wireless energy harvesting sensors that he’s bringing.
23.00 Another opportunity to pause and/or stand on a soapbox!
Midnight Start getting sleepy, or drink lots of coffee and carry on hacking....
Saturday April 9, 2011
04.00 You may begin to hallucinate if you are so inclined. Or you might be asleep. Or by this stage, your hack is so awesome that everyone thinks they're hallucinating...
08.00 Getting ready for the last sprint to complete hacks. Soap-box opportunity?
12.00 Hacking finishes! Slap it all together, put together a quick presentation, and tell everyone what you have built. We will work out the presentation order, etc on the day.
13.00 Prize giving & Celebration - the best hacks will receive prizes, to be announced!
14.00 Hackathon finishes and hopefully we will have all learned a huge amount about new technologies and added considerable innovations to the Internet of Things!
There will of course be food and drink available throughout. We are very open to suggestions about changing this schedule or inserting new topics. Just let us know! And don’t forget your sleeping bags if you think you might not make it through the night.....
We will be hosting a hackathon here in London but we also expect Pachube's global community to host sister events around the world. The idea is for us all, in countries throughout the world, to spend 24 hours on Global Internet of Things day building new devices, applications, and tools, and experimenting with bleeding-edge (beta) Pachube features, connecting to each others' devices and environments in realtime across the planet, and building up a repertoire of innovative applications and services for the Internet of Things that make the vision of a connected planet a reality!
Check back here for details of the London event as they emerge, or visit http://community.pachube.com/iot_hackathon to add or find out more information about global sister events.
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Pachube is a realtime data infrastructure platform for the Internet of Things, managing millions of datapoints per day from thousands of individuals, organisations & companies around the world. Pachube's powerful and scalable infrastructure enables you to build 'Internet of Things' products and services, and store, share & discover realtime sensor, energy and environment data from objects, devices & buildings around the world.