Open Sauce Hackathon 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016 4 years ago Cardiff, United Kingdom

MWR InfoSecurity is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the Open Sauce Hackathon at Cardiff University this year and we will be awarding a Google Nexus 5X to "Hacker of the Weekend".

Event Description

Good news, everyone! The highly popular Open Sauce Hackathon will be hosted again this year, this time at Cardiff University's new National Software Academy, based in Newport.

The Open Sauce Hackathon is a 2 day event from Saturday 12th March until Sunday 13th March 2016, where like-minded people get together and work on a tech project. At the end of the event, each project is demonstrated to a panel of judges. The judges evaluate each project, and award prizes to the teams behind their favorite ideas.

There are no restrictions as to what type of project you can work on — the only requirement is that you release the source code to your project at the end of the event, so that others can learn from your project, and perhaps continue development.

The organizers provide the venue and catering, the sponsors provide the judges and prizes — all you need to do is provide the ideas and code!

The Hackathon is open to all, so whether you're a student, retired or anything inbetween, head down to the National Software Academy on the weekend of the 12th March for what's sure to be another great event.

The organizers recommend a maximum team size of 5 people — you can come pre-assembled, or you could find a project that interests you on the day and join a team then. Presentations will take place at 16:00 on the Sunday afternoon, prizes will be handed out at 17:00, and we anticipate the event wrapping up at around 17:30.

You will need to bring your own laptops/desktops, but the organizers will provide internet access and power. A Wireless Network card will be required to connect to our guest Wi-Fi connection — they are unable to provide internet access over Ethernet.



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