14-15 April 2018


Turin – Italy

TAG – Talent Garden Torino

  • Meet with like-minded Android-ers, share your ideas and create new solutions.
  • Engage with expert mentors and judges.
  • See your ideas really come to life , in the space of 48 hours.
  • Eat great pizza .
How does it work
>> All hackathon participants meet on Saturday morning (14th April). 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.
>> Thursday morning (19th April) the judges award the winner and runner-up prizes for each theme category after the opening droidcon conference keynote presentation. You can see more detail in the hackathon rules .
>> FYI, participants must bring their own hardware (i.e. laptop, PCs, mobile devices, extension cords, etc.)
Why participate
The droidcon hackathon is your chance to begin making contacts and building relationships that you can follow up at the conference. 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 .
The hackathon will be held the weekend before droidcon Italy: from 9:00 Saturday 14 April to 18:00 Sunday 15 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 Thursday (19 April) morning the prizes are awarded at the droidcon conference.
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