With only two days left until HackVAN, here’s a summary of the next couple of days.
Friday, March 23rd – Friday Mixer at Electric Owl, 928 Main Street
6:30 – Brought to you by the team at Unbounce. Join us to meet the competition, find a team, and meet the sponsors and organizers. We’ve got a free drink ticket for you – we’ll be checking people in via Eventbrite, you just need your name that you registered with.
Don’t stay too late – you’ve got a full day of hacking ahead of you the next day!
Saturday, March 24th – A Thinking Ape offices, 3rd floor, 322 Water Street
9:00 – Breakfast and introductions: we’ve got Save on Meats catering breakfast sandwiches and coffee – bring your own coffee mug, please! Scout out the office to figure out where you’ll sit.
9:30 – API presentation: Each API provider will have <5 minutes to introduce their API, discuss its salient features and get you excited about using it. See all 8 HackVAN API sponsors »
10:15 – Open Planning: come up with hacking idea and build a team. This is a white board exercise: if you have an idea that you would like to work on, just put its name down on the white board; if you are looking to build a team, identify yourself to other developers with the skill sets that you need. If you are looking for ideas, identify yourself to other developers as well.
10:30 – Hacking setup and start. You claim a little spot of the office with your team or by yourself and start working on your project. All the API providers will be available the entire day to provide support.
12 Noon – Lunch: Save on Meats has sandwiches and other good stuff to keep you going. Grab what you need, head back to the keyboard.
5:30 – Application presentation – keep this crisp and minimal, with everyone ready to connect to the projector and do a short, under 3 minute presentation. We’ll do this in the order that teams have filled out the team list.
7:30 – Judging and prizes – Final announcement of top teams and extra prize awards.
We’re ordering a couple of kegs of beer from Howe Sound brewing to keep everyone occupied while we go through presentations and judging. Remember – everybody wins, because you’ve just spent the day learning about code and APIs!