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Hackfest at Nokia

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Short background on Hackfests at Nokia. Posted because I give this talk often and am always asked to send the slides.

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Hackfest at Nokia

  1. 1. Hackfest, a primer Ian Kennedy
  2. 2. / what is it / some history / why Nokia?
  3. 3. <ul><li>n. a clever or quick fix to a computer program problem, or to what may be perceived to be a clumsy or inelegant (but usually relatively quick) solution to a problem (see also &quot; kludge &quot;). </li></ul>Hack
  4. 4. <ul><li>Yahoo Developer Network </li></ul><ul><li>Need to kick tires on new APIs </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly Internal Events </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Open Hack </li></ul><ul><li>University Hack </li></ul><ul><li>Global </li></ul><ul><li>BBC, Guardian, IBM, Netflix, Microsoft </li></ul>Evolution
  5. 5. <ul><li>24 Hours </li></ul><ul><li>No PowerPoints </li></ul><ul><li>Use at least one Nokia API </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware, Software OK </li></ul><ul><li>90 Second Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Vote </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone welcome </li></ul>Ground Rules
  6. 6. <ul><li>Shut up and Hack </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch that itch </li></ul><ul><li>Use what you have </li></ul>Slogans
  7. 7. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=416jMJIcJn4
  8. 8. <ul><li>100’s of spectators </li></ul><ul><li>50 participants </li></ul><ul><li>30 pizzas </li></ul><ul><li>80 beers </li></ul><ul><li>1 sauna </li></ul><ul><li>12 hacks </li></ul>Oulu, November 2009
  9. 12. <ul><li>Kaboom, one click SMS registration and friend matching </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplayer Chess , real-time play </li></ul><ul><li>Super Kebab Radar , social location you can use </li></ul><ul><li>Grocery list , real-time shopping list </li></ul>Results
  10. 14. <ul><li>100’s of spectators </li></ul><ul><li>50 participants </li></ul><ul><li>30 pizzas, 1 Veggie Kebob </li></ul><ul><li>10 beers (NRC guys don’t drink) </li></ul><ul><li>1 sauna </li></ul><ul><li>9 hacks </li></ul>Helsinki, March 2010
  11. 15. <ul><li>Route Navigation using Augmented Reality, ***sorry, secret*** </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty Socks , old school, text-based twitter client in browser </li></ul><ul><li>MyWorld , news from your location, translated into your language, categorized by emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Ovi Music Player , Ovi Music as source in Music Plex Media Center </li></ul>Results
  12. 16. <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Admiration </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul>Real Results
  13. 17. Next Stop : Oulu <ul><li>November 10 -11, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Oulu, Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>http://ouluhack.pbworks.com </li></ul>

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