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Hack-ney-thon 2014

  • The Trampery Old Street 239 Old Street EC1V 9EY United Kingdom (map)

24 Hours To Hack For Hackney

**Call for participation and ideas**
15 November & 16 November
The Trampery Old Street, home of the Publicis Drugstore
On behalf of Hackney Council, MiniBarLabs invite you to take part in a special hackathon and be in with the chance to be crowed the 'Hackney Hacker'.

The borough is the proud home of much celebrated tech talent and so we are reaching out to you – tech start up, software developer, or tinkerer - for creative and innovative ideas, hacks and software solutions.

You’ve got 24 hours! To set you up we will provide access to partner APIs and tech platforms as well as council datasets that will be available via Github.

We invite suggestions on how you think council services and borough life could be improved. Please send any ideas you have to hello [at] We will look through all the ideas and get back in touch so we can form teams and structure the 24hours as best we can.

Ideas can range from council processes to the use of data, the overall design and usability of the council’s website, or other hacks that make our lives in Hackney better.

To get you started have a look at a few ideas that the council has come up with. 

The council is committed to adopt working solutions, to commission, or to promote them.

To register for the event RSVP and if you have specific ideas and proposals please send them to hello [at]

Hack-ney-thon Schedule

15 November 2014
09.30 Registration 
10.30 Welcome from Hackney Council and event partners

11.30 Break and set up of groups

12.00 Hack-ney-thon starts - groups will work in sets of 4 or 5 on specific challenges 
Note: where fitting we will match groups with council personnel 

16 November 2014
12.00 Hack-ney-thon ends
13.00-15.00 Presentations
15.00-16.00 Day concludes with group presentations and the best solution will be awarded the grand title of ‘Hackney Hacker’. Drinks to follow.


Delivery Partners: Publicis Drugstore, Poke, The Trampery Old Street 

Earlier Event: November 14
Hackney Austin Oslo Love-In
Later Event: November 28
Barcelona Tech Networking Lunch