The droidcon Italy hackathon takes place just after the main droidcon conference.
>> All hackathon participants meet on Saturday morning. The hackathon sponsors outline the themes for the hackathon, this year all under the umbrella of ‘Android for Business’, and the prizes associated to each theme. Participants pitch their ideas for development (the themes are also released in advance of the hackathon so that participants have the chance to pre-plan their ideas).
>> Everyone divides into teams and, for the rest of Saturday, overnight, and most of Sunday, works on developing & building the ideas into full fledged, operational solutions.
>> Sunday evening, work stops and each team presents their solution to the judges and all of the participants. The judges then award winner and runner-up prizes for each theme category. You can see more detail in the hackathon rules.
The droidcon hackathon is your chance of putting into practice what you have learned at the conference and to form some lasting partnerships with other passionate Android developers.
The hackathon is about Android development in general, with particular focus on new trends such as wearable, IoT, AndroidTV and Android Auto, so it is also a chance to dive into those areas and build your skills.
FYI: participants are supposed to bring their own hardware (i.e. laptop, PCs, mobile devices, extension cords, etc.)
The hackathon will be held the weekend after droidcon Italy: from 9:00 Saturday 21 April to 18:00 Sunday 22 April 2018. It is important to be present Saturday morning at 9:00 to complete your registration and receive all of the briefing information.
Participants stay for the whole duration of the competition (day and night), food & beverage is provided.
On Sunday afternoon the prizes are awarded and participants generally leave at around 18:00 (so book a flight for 20:00 at the earliest on Sunday evening!