#HACK6 Day 2

Today we found the atmosphere at Tameside Hack event Day 2 was a lot more relaxed, as people knew what they were doing and concentrating on the tasks they had to do in the certain timeframe. Participants seemed to be more independent today and really excited about the prizes. The judges will be going around and interviewing hackers about the development of their projects and the final solutions to the challenges presented to them. Each group will pitch their ideas and businesses will select the winner depending on how creative and close the product is to the brief. Hackers have been monitored throughout the 2-day process. Lunch was at 11:30 and was great, the cupcakes weren’t stolen this time!!! Which is always a bonus. Hackers worked hard finishing up their projects and anxiously awaited the results…

Again, we asked Hackers of their experience over the past two days and whether the second day was easier than the first. It was clear their projects were progressing drastically;

Fun! I have learnt how to use the new website and we can program other websites!”

It’s cool. We have made an app that helps with your mental state

The hack program has been hard, but overtime got easier. The best day was today, it was really fun!”

 

We were even more impressed at the rate of work throughout the event; in just two days hackers have managed to create whole functioning apps on the tasks they were given as well as websites. Each of their projects were unique and creative – one hacker created a WHOLE device from a tablet, speakers and cardboard! It was extremely impressive to see such talent between these different ages!

Victoria, National Programmes Manager for RFF presented ‘Most Improved HACKER’ award to James T for leaning new coding skills and finding cool solutions to any problems that arose!

Congratulations to all winners and HACKERS for taking part in #HACK6 in Tameside, RFF would like to thank our funders at Big Lottery and partners at Tameside Council for allowing us to come and volunteers for the past 2 days. We’ve learnt so many new skills and will be entering in our own team in Manchester’s HACK in March 2019. Well done everyone!!!

Written by RFF volunteers Charlotte, Paige and Madison