Our venue sponsor, Futurelabs, has revealed its challenge for Leeds Hack 2016. The free event space is used by volunteer-led tech meetups in Leeds. The venue is looking to hackers to create a new remote doorbell for the front and back entrances of the venue. The doorbell needs to be simply programmed to call or text the mobile of the event organiser so that they know when they have guests waiting outside the building.
This year, Leeds Hack has teamed up with the University of Leeds School of Computing to present the university challenge. Hackers will have access to the Gaia data and will be challenged to come up with something out of this world to blow the judges away. From mapping out a 3D visualisation to identifying pulsars, hackers have free rein to create whatever they want with the data.
Leeds Hack 2016 sponsor, Sky, has revealed its challenge for the event this October. The challenge, which will be judged by Joseph Swan, Principal Engineer at Sky ID, tasks hackers to put together the most over the top 'Hello World' application in just 24-hours.