Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Appathon

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Date(s) - 26/10/2013 - 27/10/2013
All Day

De Vere Cameron House

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SVC2UK appathons is not just about coding. We’d like you to encourage teams to focus on building products that solve real-world problems.
Participants don’t need an idea or a team to join in. Instead, teams are formed on the weekend itself and the team members agree on an idea or project together. It’s a competition: at the weekend, a group of judges will select a winner, based on which team has achieved the most, built the best product or prototype and developed the idea with the highest real-world potential.
The best bit about this appathon is that by partnering with SVC2UK we get to send the winning team to a reception at 10 Downing Street, London on Wednesday 6th November to meet senior members of Government as well as the world-class speakers who are taking part in the conference.

The appathon is open to all, will be on the 26th and 27th of October and will be held at:

Floor 8
Appleton Tower
Crichton Street

To encourage participation from outside Edinburgh, SICSA will pay for train expenses for up to 10 students living outwith Edinburgh. First come first served and our decision is final.
Our Appathon will have a security theme and you will have the opportunity to work on one of a number of interesting already existing projects or develop your own ideas. You will have 48 hours in your team to create a product that solves a real world problem. You will be aided in your task by presentations at the start; by a number of professionals in the field and judging which will be carried out by senior business representatives.

Saturday 26th October
0900 – 0930 Coffee
0930 – 0945 Introductions
0945 – 1040 Presentations
1040 – 1130 Introduction of challenge
1130 – 1200 Creation of teams and initial ideas
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1700 App development
1700 – 1800 Status reports and call for help
1800 – 1900 Pizza
1900 – 2100 App development
Sunday 27th October
0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0900 – 1000 Status report
1000 – 1300 App development
1300 – 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1600 Pitch development – Julie McFarlane (Strathclyde Business School)
1600 – 1730 Presentations
1800 – 1900 Judging

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