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Forty-three developers produced nine prototype NFC applications at Isobar's 48-hour hackathon in Boston, including systems for ordering drinks in busy bars and an innovative car parking app. Paula Berger was there for NFC World... CREATE 48: Devs raced the clock to develop new NFC apps in just 48 hours.
co:lab is an initiative that aims to bring together the most nonconformist and open minds that are out there. People who think that major problems today can only be solved by the collective of ideas, and for the inventiveness that shared knowledge without boundaries can generates. Inspired by the hacking culture, 6 months ago we have started promoting interdisciplinary meetings at Centro Cultural São Paulo. The goal was to create - by learning, discussing,making mistakes, experimenting, playing. And maybe coming up with something new, useful and different in between.
A few months ago, we announced an open call for anyone who is interested in organizing a Science Hack Day (anywhere around the planet) to apply to the Science Hack Day Ambassador Program. The program funds 10 soon-to-be organizers to attend the upcoming Science Hack Day San Francisco to experience the event first-hand and connect with other organizers. We're super excited to welcome these 10 science hackers to San Francisco next month. We're also happy to be joined by 2 additional soon-to-be organizers Jun Yin (from San Diego ) and Jacob Shiach (from Houston ), who are able to make it to the SF event. Interested in collaborating with, attending or supporting one of these Science Hack Days? We've listed each organizer's contact information below.
What happens if you take a couple hundred programmers and hackers and fuel them with caffeine, pizza, beer and Wifi for an entire weekend? The Music Hack Day series, which stopped off in New York City this past weekend, attempts to find out. The answer is clear: As they did last time , these music technologists self-organized into groups to build a truly remarkable range of functioning digital music technologies — everything from Valentine’s Day music players that build playlists based on your beloved’s name and interests to an app that plays the ideal music for any group gathered at a venue using FourSquare check-ins. It’s hard to say how long it would take actual companies to conceptualize and build these technologies, but it would surely take longer than one weekend — such is the power of the crowd, especially when that crowd is made up of the talented scientists, engineers and builders who gathered at Manhattan’s General Assembly for Music Hack Day New York.