Lincoln to hold its first ‘hack day’

Lincoln will be holding its first hacking day in June at the University of Lincoln’s Atrium building.

The organiser, Nelson Kelem, explained that “a hack day is basically an event that is organised for designers and developers of web applications, mobile applications of games to come together and crack on projects together in a very short time period.”

The event organised by iLinkoln and held on June 18 to 19, is a 24-hour burst of creativity, meaning that people who take part will not sleep.

Kelem says the participants will be unable to notice the lack of sleep as he says “it is like going to a party and sleeping — it is not possible”.

People who are interested in Web, mobile and game technology are encouraged to attend and Kelem would like to see anybody interested in technology to “have a look, even if it is not to take part, but just to have a feel” for a what a hacking event is about.

Companies like Google, Yahoo and the BBC hold hack days every year and the aim of the day is to let people be creative and to find new talent.

Kelem says the hack day is a chance to bring people together and then they own everything they create: “Bring them together in this environment, create the atmosphere and encourage them and motivate them, everything they make is theirs.”

Source: iLinkoln