Attended Hackday London at Alexandra palace last weekend. Interesting panels and presentations, flickr machine tags by Dan Catt was hilarious, and Yahoo’s FireEagle was interesting too. Perhaps the name, “Fire Eagle” was too similar to other flying types of fire, as the venue was struck by lightning. This caused the building to think it was being attacked by fire and open up its windows, letting in the rain, thus soaking us and the electrical equipment. So the last presentation was cancelled.
Then the wifi (for me) was utterly non-functional, with a few computers having the same SSID for their ad hoc networks (BT Openzone). Fun Fun Fun!
My contributions were pretty minuscule compared with the end result, of our team (Frozen Indigo Angels) http://Boxr.org – a locative / location based game. Capture the flag but with static pay phones. Teams run to the payphones, ring up a skype bot, which records the number, which team is ringing and records the score… twitter feed for scores and yahoo map for live updates. Very neat! and probably the only Hackday hack that can still work after the weekend!