Meet HAL, our first Hackathon

Loving the HackathonWe’re open to new ideas and approaches and a client project around the social and community space has got us all excited about what we can offer. A whole fountain of ideas have exploded and rather than create a standard scope of works we’re trying something new and having a Hackathon on Wednesday to blast out a prototype or two.

[marker]Titled HAL after the month and year in chemical symbols (Hydrogen and Aluminium)[/marker] and a hat tip to the fictional computer in Arthur C Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Starting with a late breakfast at the venue we’ll start with the Concept Presentation and the rest of morning entail kicking ideas around and creating some lumps of functionality that we want to push out during the rest of the day. I can’t share the contents (client confidential) but I’ll try to update this post with the process and challenges we come across.

The idea is not new but it’s our first dive-in and deliver attempt on a relatively large project. Inspiration came from a few sources, including Facebook, RIM and AT&T.

by Martin Dower
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