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Follow The Sun – International Hackathon, Wednesday 20 October 2010 15/10/2010

SOS – Hackers urgently needed for trans-global ‘Hackathon’ – Birmingham in collaboration with Edmonton (Canada) and Seoul (Korea)!!

When? Wednesday 20th October 2010 – 14:00 to Thursday 21st

October 14:00.  We know this announcement comes at short notice but you don’t get notice in a real emergency!

Where? Birmingham Science Park Aston Faraday Wharf, Holt Street. 

What will our hackathon be like?  It will be slightly different from most hackathons. As we work on our project, we will be sharing what we’re working on with Edmonton [Canada] and Seoul [Korea] as we ‘follow the sun’. 

We’re going to spend 24 hours trying to create the blueprint for an app design that can be used in cities all over the world. This will be an application that will help families prepare during a disaster and will list emergency muster points, emergency info, alerts during disasters, and what to do. It will cater for different scenarios: although floods or a Buncefield type explosion are both emergency situations, you don’t handle them the same way. The aim of this app  is to keep people safe, and we hope to come up with a guideline for how it should look – so that app designers around the world can pick up the guideline and run with it.


For more information and to book a place, please click here. 


Digital Birmingham is a Birmingham City Council initiative and part of a city wide strategic partnership of more than 40 public, private and voluntary organisations

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