About

MK Hack Day?

A one day event to produce a freely accessible web and mobile based tool (or set of tools) for the direct benefit of the public. The event will run from early morning to late evening and will be followed with much drink and good cheer.

Why does this event exist?

We feel that there’s a huge amount of unsung talent in and around the area, this is a great opportunity to showcase that talent through a collaborative effort, which will benefit everyone.

Where is the Hack Day being held?

The MK Hack Day will take place at The Buszy on 5th May. The day starts between 8-9am (to get setup and settled etc) and runs right through to about 10pm.

Projects

How is the project chosen?

Three projects will be chosen and put up for attendee voting close to the time of the event. The project chosen will be cross-media and involve the whole group. Ideally the project we choose will be a tool or service to directly benefit the general public.

Can I submit a project?

If you have any ideas for projects that you’d like to share with us we have a cut off date for project idea submissions, which is April 20th 2012. Please send your ideas to us by email at events@bitmodelabs.com or contact us via Twitter or Facebook

Costs

What does it cost to attend?

It costs NOTHING, if you’d like to join us then you’re more than welcome. All that we ask is that you’re serious about contributing. It’s only one day but it will be a long day of intense, exciting work. Food isn’t supplied but there will be plentiful tea and coffee (on a donation basis). If you think you’re up to the task and you fulfill any of the roles we have listed below then please apply to take part.

Attendees

Who should attend?

We’re looking for anyone with skills in the areas listed below. If that’s you then apply now to attend MK’s first Hack Day now!

We need:

  • Web Developers
  • Mobile Developers
  • Server-side Developers
  • Web Designers
  • Mobile Designers
  • Brand Designers
  • Digital Project Managers
  • Social Engagement / Communities Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Copywriters

Ninjas, Rockstars, Wizards &/or Gurus need not apply ;)

If you think you have skills to offer but you don’t come under any of the above, please let us know what you can do and how you can help.

Contact

Want to get in touch?

If you’ve got any questions or you’d like to submit a project idea to us then drop us an email on events@bitmodelabs.com, tweet us @MKHackDay, or visit our Facebook Page.

Signup

Register to attend!

We’ve setup the event on Facebook so register your attendance and come say hi. We'd love to hear about your skills and how you can contribute to the day, plus we'll keep you up to date with the latest news.

Sponsorship

We’re currently looking to take on local sponsors for this event. If this is your organisation or you think you know someone that would like to sponsor this event then get in touch via events@bitmodelabs.com

Our sponsors

Please note that all sponsorship funds are dedicated to covering the costs of the event; any amount over the costs will be funneled back into the event.