Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Hack Manchester: 24 hour coding competition at MSF12

Tickets launch today at 1pm for the very first Hack Manchester, an exciting 24-hour coding event that will take place at MOSI as part of this year’s Manchester Science Festival.

From 27-28 October 2012, teams of hack-enthusiasts will get creative with their coding skills as they have their very own ‘Night at the Museum’ and battle to come up with the best new apps, games, websites and digital products in just 24 hours.

There’ll be food, plenty of caffeine, wi-fi, entertainment, chill-out areas, games and a few fun surprises along the way. Rounding off the competition will be an award ceremony where teams will present their hacks to a panel of expert judges, with prizes being dished out to winners of each category.

There are no limitations on platform or technology to take part, with Hack Manchester co-founder Sean Handley noting: “If you can click it, swipe it, press it and run software on it then it’s a perfect platform to run your fledgling app!”

Aiming to showcase the thriving tech-community in Manchester and the North West, Hack Manchester is sure to be an amazing event with teams from local universities, tech companies and user-groups encouraged to get involved. Don’t have your own team? Don’t worry! Hack Manchester will be offering a match-making service and bringing people with different skills together to form new teams.

The first batch of tickets for the competition go on sale at 1pm today for £5 each and places are limited so we doubt they’ll last long! Visit the Hack Manchester website and check out their fabulous video below (make sure you have the sound on for full effect!) to find out more.