Friday, January 13, 2012

Non commercial communication: Hackaton for Olympic Games in London UK

Sign Up Now for the Winter Hackathon in partnership with Central Working and Milamber Digital. Sign up for two days of coding and creativity on the “Apps for the games” theme.
There is no charge for attending the Winter Hackathon, but numbers are limited and places will be assigned at the organiser’s discretion.

“Apps for the games” is the focus of the 2012 Winter Hackathon.
More than a million people – athletes, media personnel, sports administrators, spectators – will visit London in July/August 2012 for the summer games. We can assume two things about them: most will want to engage with the city outside of the games, and almost all will have a mobile phone.
We’re devoting our Winter Hackathon in late January 2012 to the creation of mobile apps for these visitors – from event and location finders to shopping and leisure services – to help them to explore and enjoy the delights of the city and surrounding counties.
Apps could include location finders; guides to museums and art galleries; music and theatre guides; routes for walks; guides to historic buildings; booking systems (for shows, restaurants, theatres etc); weather forecasts; guides to shopping and leisure activities… just about anything that will appeal to a visitors in summer 2012.
Prizes will be awarded for the best app in the following categories:
  • Event Finder
  • Travel Planner
  • Walks and Tours
  • Museums and Attractions
  • London for Free
  • Off the Wall

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