Jul 16, 2014

#HackDay July 2014 – Live Blog

Chris Harris
Jul 16th, 2014 - 3 mins read

18:20

That’s it folks, thanks for everyone who took part and followed along today, see you on the next Hack Day.


18:07

Will takes us through the Hube’s website design…

Will Presentation


18:05

And the #HashtagGenerator is finally live too, a great team effort…

#HashtagGenerator


18:00

Now for the presentations…

First the Hube in all it’s glory, which glows each time Harkable receives a mention on Twitter, a like on Facebook or a like on Dribbble. The demo works seemlessly, but we might need to buy some bigger lights…

Hube in action


16:57

Here’s how the Hube will work – when an action is triggered on the web, the hube will glow a different colour notifying us all in the office.

 

Hube Code


16:43

With just under two hours to go the pressure is on to get Hube and the Hashtag generator up and running!


16:27

The Hube has taken shape!


16:13

Over on team Hube, Sam says “we’ve now got new Facebook likes, new Dribble likes, and @Harkable mentions + has tags being sent over to the pi”


16:10 The tagging function has been added to the #HashtagGenerator


15:14

This man shouldn’t be allowed near scissors…

scissors


14:58

Team programming the Hube… John has his ‘problem-solving’ face on…
Team Programming


14:25

Jess has wired up the bread board to the LEDs and connected the Raspberry Pi, ready for the Hube.

Wired bread board

 


13:20

Thanks to Albion for fuelling today’s lunch.


12:59

Will is busy working on a few options for the Hube logo. The team have decided on creating a web interface for the app as well as the real-world light interface. It seems he’s quite handy in Photoshop…

Hube logo development


12:52

A few of the #HackDay suggestions which didn’t make the final cut. The less said about Loo Finder the better…

Hack Day Ideas


12:24

Meanwhile in the dev-shed, Ash is testing the front-end of the #HashtagGenerator app. Note the newly created explicit logo from Chris.

#HashtagGenerator


12:24

Meanwhile in the dev-shed, Ash is testing the front-end of the #HashtagGenerator app. Note the newly created explicit logo from Chris.

#HashtagGenerator


12:02

Chris has got the logo nailed for the #HashtagGenerator after asking Duncan “How do i make this into a logo?”


11:48

Meanwhile Jess is going to start wiring up the LEDs for the Hube…

Jess wiring


11:32

John & Sam are setting up alerts for Facebook likes and Twitter mentions on the server. If you couldn’t already picture it, this is what it looks like…
Some code


11:15

Duncan is working on some random words to enter into the #HashtagGenerator…

Otter
Meatier
Rage
Addict

Quite telling… Freud would have a field day.


11:04

Will and Jess return with some err, perspex…

Perspex


10:32

Will and Jess head off to find supplies to build a cube


10:02

The two teams are kicking things off with a planning session, and breakfast courtesy of Pret’s bakery…

HackDay Breakfast


09:43

Today we’re blogging live from our team hack day. We’re ambitiously working furiously on two projects:

1) a #Hashtag generator for those tricky moments when you can’t think of a #hashtag for your new social media campaign

2) Hube – a cube which will flash different colours every time there is an interaction on our social media channels.

Follow the action here all day…



Chris Harris
Jul 16th, 2014 - 3 mins read
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