The weekend of September 25th, 2010 we’ll be hosting our first hackathon at unLondon‘s new unLab.
We’ll be working out the details over the coming weeks but the idea is to hack together an application to help people find and remember their garbage pickup days.
Why garbage? Two other Canadian cities – Ottawa and Vancouver – made garbage applications very early on so it seemed like a good place to start. There are some cool technical complexities (GIS) in this project and a lot of really nice features we can bring to the table.
In addition to coders we’ll also be looking for:
- a designer or two to help out with the UI/UX
- great idea people to help dream up a really compelling application
We’ve setup a wiki to start the brainstorming – http://londontrash.pbworks.com. Please add any ideas you may have and/or articles (inspiration, examples, etc) that you think will help us get ready.
The current plan is to have a "meet the team" get together on Friday night and reconvene Saturday morning to get started with design/coding.
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UnLondon is a brand new registered Non Profit organization set up to challenge and embrace new ideas related to new technologies and social platforms through the education and entertainment of the membership and the community-at-large.