Overview… ReCon Hackathon and SciComm Website

What? SciComm TLDR When? 20th June 2015 Where? CodeBase, Edinburgh What About It? So ReCon is a research conference at CodeBase in Edinburgh and they decided to have a fairly informal one day hackathon on the last day of the conference to hack at projects to improve research, whether specific projects or general implementation. The … Continue reading Overview… ReCon Hackathon and SciComm Website


Overview… Battlehack London and Leftover

What? Leftover - another wb app for food waste, at PayPal's BattleHack London When? 25th - 26th April 2015 Where? Tobacco Docks, London Who? Paolo Rossi, myself and Sleepy What About It? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f_iii6_FAY So I came to BattleHack London with a refined variation of the idea used at MLH Landing - as in, a new … Continue reading Overview… Battlehack London and Leftover

Overview…BattleHack Stockholm and Turtl

What? Turtl - a mental health help button, built using the Flic API at PayPal's BattleHack Stockholm When? 12th - 13th September 2015 Where? Stockholm Who? Me, Mari Ana, Tomas Kronvall What About It? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkdMAfV8eDE At BattleHack Stockholm I formed Team Turtle who developed a web application that aimed to use the Flic buttons as … Continue reading Overview…BattleHack Stockholm and Turtl

Overview… IOT//EDI and Wastr

    What? Wastr - a smart bin designed to encourage minimising waste, at the hardware hackathon accompanying the IOT//EDI conference When? 29th May 2015 Where? Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) Who? Me, Domantas Cibas, Dovile Vitonyte, and Marijonas What About It? There were two teams of us competing at a one day hardware … Continue reading Overview… IOT//EDI and Wastr

Overview… ScotEcoHack and FoodMiles

What? FoodMiles When? 30th - 31st May 2015 Where? Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) Who? Me, James Friel, and Peter Carragher What About It? The ScotEcoHack looked set to be a really great hack, well organised (apart from there being no stickers for the event to add to our laptops!) and well advertised. A … Continue reading Overview… ScotEcoHack and FoodMiles

Overview…Landing Hack and Potago

What? Potago - a web app to distribute unwanted food to reduce food waste, at Major League Hacking (MLH) Landing Hack When? 11th - 12th April 2015 Where? PayPal HQ in London Who? Will Mathewson and myself What About It? The idea was to create a web app that would producers, suppliers, and farmers etc, … Continue reading Overview…Landing Hack and Potago

Overview… MLH Hack The Burgh and “Quoted.”

What? A website of quotes pulled from a mix of social networks and famous quotes APIs at Major League Hacking (MLH) Hack The Burgh When? 14th - 15th March 2015 Where? University of Edinburgh Who? After several ideas were bounced around several people it ended up just me... What About It? As with the ILW … Continue reading Overview… MLH Hack The Burgh and “Quoted.”

A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking

As someone who has a large interest in programming, coding and computer science, software and hardware, but has been largely self-taught I know how difficult it can be knowing how to get started in "hacking". There are loads of resources out there for those who kow what they are looking for but for a complete … Continue reading A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking