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pnewhook
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎01-13-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 and Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

I'm hopeful my application will get approved soon, and I'll be receiving a playbook from RIM. And when that shiny new tablet arrives I want to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than writing oodles of code for my new toy? I'm curious if anyone else would be interested in joining me for a weekend coding sprint to bang out an applicaiton when the hardware gets into out hands?

 

It would be a very informal affair, with everyone coding on their own (or in a team) then showing off what we've created at the end of the weekend. Timing would entirely depend on when these devices are shipped, but late April is looking likely. 

 

Just a thought, hope others are interested.

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tneil
Posts: 3,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

That sounds like a lot of fun :smileyhappy:

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TheMarco
Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

Interesting idea... :smileyhappy:

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My BB10 apps: Screamager | Scientific RPN Calculator | The Last Weather App

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dyashkir
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎03-21-2011
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: WIND

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

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Sounds like fun, where would you do this?

 

What would be awesome if RIM organized one in Toronto to celebrate PB release.. hell I would do a full weekend of that. Maybe some charity directed apps Japan Earthquake relief for example

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TheMarco
Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

Or maybe at several RIM offices at the same time? Would be even more kick **bleep**. I'd surely go to a hack fest somewhere near the SF Bay Area and I'm pretty sure there'd be a whole lot more people willing to do so!

 

RIM folks, are you listening? :smileyhappy:

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My BB10 apps: Screamager | Scientific RPN Calculator | The Last Weather App

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dyashkir
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎03-21-2011
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: WIND

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

Running it simultaneously all over NA would be pretty awesome Ba Area, Toronto/Waterloo, perhaps NY?

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interfaSys
Posts: 817
Registered: ‎11-19-2009
My Device: Z10, Q10, 9900, 9790, PlayBook,
My Carrier: T-Mobile UK, Three, O2, Orange, Sunrise, Swisscom

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

And RIM could at the same time have an API Hackaton :smileyhappy:

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TheMarco
Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

Guess this idea died a premature death :smileysad:

Would have been awesome for the coming weekend...

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My BB10 apps: Screamager | Scientific RPN Calculator | The Last Weather App

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pnewhook
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎01-13-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 and Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

Actually, I'm hoping after the devices ship there will be some interest. It's hard to get super excited about a simulator. Plus there a lot of unknowns, like using the GPS and accelerometer.
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TheMarco
Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Anyone Interested in a Hackathon?

Well, with a Hackaton in RIM offices the hacking could have happened on real devices... :smileywink:

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My BB10 apps: Screamager | Scientific RPN Calculator | The Last Weather App

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