Hacker Olympics!

Held in London for the first time, the Hacker Olympics were very different to a normal hackathon, where developers and hackers work over 24 or 48 hours to create something new. The Hacker Olympics were 4 hours of no less than 22 different, fast-paced challenges.

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 Waving a flag summoned a labcoat-clad judge to take a look at a completed challenge

Waving a flag summoned a labcoat-clad judge to take a look at a completed challenge

 'Stack Overflow' - how many solo cups can you stack? 

'Stack Overflow' - how many solo cups can you stack? 

 The challenge: persuade a Shoreditch independent coffee shop to make a Nescafe. Bonus points for a cappuccino!

The challenge: persuade a Shoreditch independent coffee shop to make a Nescafe. Bonus points for a cappuccino!

 Startup Charades: act out the name of a tech startup. Facebook: Easy. GetTaxi: Not so easy...

Startup Charades: act out the name of a tech startup. Facebook: Easy. GetTaxi: Not so easy...

 Recording Robin's Jag revving for lightsaber sound effects for an app!

Recording Robin's Jag revving for lightsaber sound effects for an app!

 Lots of great moments in the final minutes, as teams scrambled to make up the last few points and move up the leaderboard.

Lots of great moments in the final minutes, as teams scrambled to make up the last few points and move up the leaderboard.

It was great to work in Shoreditch Village hall, a venue with some interesting lighting that really helped make some of the shots - and with such a varied and fun event. 

If you're organising a hackathon, conference, or other event, I'd love to talk to you. Here's a few more of my event images...