On Tuesday 7th October we had the pleasure of attending PubHack, a Portsmouth based “Hackathon” held in – you guessed it – a Pub. What more can you ask for!? Two of us: Me (Craig) and Jake, were the lucky ones who had the chance to get out of the office for the day, drink beer, and put our skills to the test against ~40 other participants!
It was an early start for the both of us, one we weren’t accustomed to, but we got there just in time for registration. The event was held at The Brewhouse and Kitchen in Portsmouth so it was a bit of journey for the both of us, but it was well worth the travel as we had unlimited free beer and tasty food – we were spoilt rotten!
The day kicked off with the announcement of the theme: “Awkward Situations”. Being strongly oriented towards website development we decided to develop a web application similar to Twitter or Reddit whereby users would post awkward statements or situations and other users can vote on how awkward they are. Given this information we then produced a map using the Google Maps API which plotted cities with the most awkward posts (or at least that was our intention!).
After 10 hours of slaving away, a never ending supply of great food, and the odd pint here and there, we were finally done!
After 10 hours of slaving away, a never ending supply of great food, and the odd pint here and there, we were finally done! It was now time for us to watch everyone else present and hopefully show off our “amazing” new product! I left the talking to Jake because I felt my expertise best lie in the clicking of a mouse.
Check out our presentation (be warned there might be a couple of naughty words dotted about!), and let us know what you thought.