HackTheTower December 2016

Topics covered at #hackthetowerDec16

Saturday, 10th December at CodeNode, London

Starts at 10:00 AM.


hackthetower.co.uk is a hack day for any and all developers to come and collaborate on projects or discover new technologies together and enhance their skills. Bring your laptop and your desire to try things out & have fun!

This HackTheTower day is held in conjunction with the Scala eXchange Hack Day. The #ScalaXHack is organized by Skills Matter, with Underscore, Typelevel, and the Scala Center. Together, we will host a daytime hackathon with a few unconference sessions. Find out more here.

Workshop Format

The workshop format is not always planned in advance and suggestions about topics we should cover are always appreciated. Please leave your ideas as comments or send tweets to @jr0cket

Setup / Requirements for the Clojure Workshop

The minimal requirements are - Java JRE or SDK version 8 or greater (version 7 should work)

  • Leiningen.org build automation tool for creating projects and running the Clojure environment

  • A Clojure aware editor such as LightTable, Spacemacs, Emacs + Cider, Cursive, Atom + Protorepl

Please note the Clojure Development Environments Guide for help.

Rough Schedule

  • 10am - Breakfast / coffee / tea / waking up

  • 10.30am - Get together and discuss application ideas & things you want to try out.

  • 10.45am - Split into groups and get going

  • 1pm - Lunch time (sandwiches, fruit and drinks provided, requests taken)

  • 1.30pm - hacking begins!

  • 5pm - Ends of HackTheTower Dec Day

Skills Matter Code of Conduct

Skills Matter is delighted to welcome you to the event and appreciate you as an integral part of our community whose contributions are invaluable. Our Code of Conduct is a guideline and promise to all members of our community.

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We're currently working on a program. If you have any suggestions, topics you'd like to see covered, or experts you'd like to meet, let us know!



CodeNode is the UK's largest venue dedicated to Technology events and was designed to provide a space for Skills Matter's community of software professionals to come together and enjoy meetups, conferences, training and networking events. With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, Codenode welcomes thousands of engineers each year, who come together to learn and share skills, exoerience and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features six dedicated event spaces, a large break-out area, complete with fully-licensed bar, reliable wifi, plenty of power sockets, and 6 dedicated event and collaboration spaces.



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