Coventry Hackathon!! Nov 2013

Coventry University Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley Comes to the UK teamed up this year to run a 2-day Coventry Hackathon (Nov 2-3) as part of the national competition organised by Entrepreneur First, the London-based start-up incubator.  The teams’ mission was to create a web or mobile app interface using data that governments have made public to address new challenges.

At the end of a fun, intense weekend of coding, the six teams each presented their fully-functioning app to the judging panel composed of angel investors and entrepreneurs. The winning team, Getaways (a personalized ‘get away’ location discovery app) get to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer at 10, Downing Street.  Runner-up prizes for Carbon Exchange, a carbon credit trading platform, MyKindaPlace, a neighbourhood match-making platform, and Serenity, an audio-book app, include Raspberry Pi’s and invitation to the SVC2UK dinner on “Big Data”!

Congratulations to all the participants!

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