Jersey’s First Island-wide Hackathon at Digital Jersey Hub

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Digital Jersey will be supporting the first Island-wide Hackathon, it will take place over a 40-hour period at the Digital Jersey Hub, with attendees invited to attend all, or part, of the event, starting Friday 26th September at 18:00, ending on Sunday 28th September. Digital Jersey are partnering with Collaborate.je and TechTribes.je to host this community event.

A Hackathon typically lasts for several days, involving a number of skilled attendees who engage in collaborative computer programming with a focus on testing software to its limits or tapping into their creativity to produce something new, such as a new web or mobile service that could benefit the wider community.

Front and back-end software developers, designers, artists and creatives, mobile developers, hardware hackers,security specialists and those passionate about the digital sector are invited to attend. Participants for this event will work in teams, working within a specific time frame to develop innovative ideas to create something new and web-based for Jersey.

Matt Chatterley, Director of Mattched IT, commented:

“Working in close partnership with Rob Dudley of TechTribes, and Digital Jersey to bring this event to fruition in Jersey has been a great experience, and I am confident that more events of this type will follow. This is a brilliant opportunity for creative and digital minds to collaborate and we hope that, as well as creating something new for and on behalf of the community, that new working relationships will form as a result.”

Andrew Jarrett, Director at Digital Jersey commented:

“The Digital Jersey Hub was designed with a view to providing a platform for large-scale, collaborative events such, so it’s great to see it being used to its full potential, and I look forward to seeing industry learn and collaborate in this creative format to benefit the wider community.”

Attendance for this event is free; if you would like to register for a place, please visit the Eventbrite link. Please note that spaces are limited: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-hackathon-10-tickets-4284797946?aff=es2&rank=1

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