Hackvember 2016 - Join us!
Last year, team Gravitywell converged for the inaugural Meteor Global Distributed Hackathon. Over 12 hours of coding, design, pizza, beer and Heldeep radio we hacked together a proof of concept game called Petricide.
This year, even though there's no globally distributed hackathon (what gives @meteorjs?), we're gonna go ahead and roll our own Bristol based Meteor hack: Hackvember! The premise is simple - build something awesome in 12 (ish) hours using Meteor. What's more, this neatly coincides with GitHub's Game Jam, (check out #ggo16), which this year has the theme of hacking / modding / augmenting.
We roll our hackathons differently at Gravitywell: instead of (just) focussing on churning out code, we involve the whole agency and run the hack from concept & design through to live deployment. Usually we're all working on different projects, so the hackathon represents a great chance for the team to work together.
Following on from our social media blitz last time around, we'll be spinning promo videos for the app, photos, screencasts and more. We'll also be streaming the hack on Twitch, so you can keep up with the hack as it progresses.
Last year, we ran the event on a Saturday - this time around we're using one of our Gravitywell R&D Thursdays to make sure we can grab the whole agency for the all important early planning and concept work.
Look, if you've read this far, I'm assuming you like the sound of this.
Well, would you like to join us? Srsly.
We're a bunch of (reasonably) sane people who love what we do, and we're looking for equally passionate and skilled people to join us during Hackvember.
We're running the hack in our studio in central Bristol, kicking off at 10am on Thursday 24th November, and running till... whenever (probs around 10pm)! There'll be pizza & beer provided in the evening too.
So, are you a developer (with good JS experience) or designer (multi-disciplinary digital style)? Free on November 24th? Hit us up for an invite on @gravitywelluk or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to some work you've done.