I’m truly delighted by the environment during the last hackathon. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of you! Amazing people came to learn and share knowledge!
Everything started with an introduction to NFC by Jukka Jokelainen. Then, people was divided in teams and they had some minutes to come up with ideas and present them:
Developers immediately started to code and those more business oriented were discussing different ways to make the ideas profitable:
Elisa sponsored the different snacks, drinks and pizzas for all, so people had plenty of energy to develop the ideas further.
The attendees had a great time discussing and learning about NFC. Some of them even had some early functional prototypes. As an example, Nagasai Arun gave us the following feedback when we asked about his experience in the event:
“The Android Hackathon at Aalto Design Factory was a great experience. It was all about joy of building. People from various backgrounds showed up to get their hands dirty. Firstly, thanks to Maksim for introducing me to the awesome Android Aalto community and the members. Rovio team also got involved and encouraged everyone with their valuable suggestions, cool NFC angry birds and presentations.
This was my first hackathon event and my intentions were to learn the stuff about Android plus NFC by doing it. The event was much more than I expected. It was like a turbocharge of amazing guys working to get things done. In addition to hacking stuff, most importantly I met lot of great guys; includes Rovio team, designers, finance analyst, programmers, great thinkers.
Our theme was to create a crimson room, where a person has to use his NFC enabled phone and solve the sequence of hints to come out of the room. The idea was provided by Tomasz Mucha, and I definitely see the potential in making it big for event management firms.
All in all, the hackathon experience was amazing and looking forward to many events like these.”
Moreover, it was really interesting to learn a bit more about Angry Birds Magic platform from Rovio, which connects physical world with digital entertainment using NFC:
Later on, Hesham Omran, who came from Sweden for the event, also shared his experience and knowledge about NFC:
Thanks a lot to all of you who participated in this event. It was great to see so many people and we’re looking forward to see you again in the next Android Aalto event.Tweet