[LRUG] Londinium MMXII Hackathon [Announcement & Questions]

Makoto Inoue inouemak at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 21 01:46:55 PDT 2012


Another followup.

Thank you very much for all the positive responses. About half the tickets
are gone within a week of the announcement, which is impressive.

I am also looking for sponsorship (especially for boozing, as we currently
only have budget for cokes and red bulls), so let me know if any company is
interested. It will be good opportunity to reach interesting mix of people
if you are looking for developers / designers, as well as potential to get
some media coverage.



On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Makoto Inoue <inouemak at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi.
> Just to follow up on this, the registration is now open at
> http://mmxiihack.eventbrite.com
> Hope you can join us.
> Makoto
> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM, Makoto Inoue <inouemak at googlemail.com>wrote:
>> Hi LRUG.
>> I'd like to let you know that I am organising an Olympics themed
>> Hackathon called "Londinium MMXII Hackathon", 28th~29th July in London
>> (venue to be decided).
>> http://mmxiihack.org
>> I haven't opened up the registration, but please track us at
>> http://lanyrd.com/2012/mmxiihack/ if you are interested.
>> I know there are already olympic themed hackathon happened(
>> http://lanyrd.com/2012/winterhackathon/), or scheduled to happen(
>> http://lanyrd.com/guides/large-sports-event-in-capital-city-of-the-uk-in-the-year-mmxii/),
>> but ours is unique because it will be held during Olympic game (I am
>> assuming the most of us haven't/couldn't get tickets so there should be no
>> conflicts of schedule...) so there should be a real time data you can play
>> with during the Hackathon.
>> Now it's time for questions/favours.
>> I am currently trying to partner up with companies/organisations which
>> provides relevant api/dataset for the Olympics (I think playing with
>> interesting technologies/dataset is more rewarding than getting prizes).
>> I am very keen to get tfl.gov.uk on board, but I don't know anyone from
>> the organisation (especially the tech team behind their API). If any of
>> LRUG members know, could you introduce me?  If you also know any other
>> organisations that can provide interesting dataset, I'd love to hear,too.
>> I will try to attend LRUG tomorrow, so happy to chat in the pub.
>> Thanks.
>> Makoto
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