If you enjoy hackathons – and have the time to spare – then you could spend the next month hacking, should you so desire!
The event is about now a week in: it started officially on October 5th, but it really only started in earnest with Friday’s kick-off and lightning round. The event will run until October 25th, so you still have time to find or build a team and participate.
It was fun listening to the recording of the lightning round – which was short and sweet, at just under a quarter of an hour – as there are some teams planning on doing some really cool hacks. And yes, I admit that hearing the first team say they wanted to build “something like Project Dasher” made me feel good (and also that we’re on the right track). There are several teams focused on Forge, so this could be a great opportunity for you to either show what you know or perhaps to cut your teeth on a project that’s a little more “out there” than what you’re used to working on. Get your ticket(s) here!
If this hackathon isn’t enough to keep you happy – or you can’t join for scheduling reasons – then there’s another coming very soon.
The Forge team have a pre-AU hackathon running from November 8th to 13th. You can already register for free today, and the first 100 people to sign up get free swag, so there’s really no reason not to do so.
Beyond swag, there are a number of interesting prize categories, such as “Best data visualization application”, “Most innovative Digital Twin application” and even “Best 3D game application”. The winners will be announced during a special showcase at AU 2020, which is an exciting opportunity in and of itself.
Oh, and if you need a little inspiration on the "digital twin” side of things – for either hackathon – then be sure to check out some of the relevant posts from this blog.