OpenHackLondon 2009

OpenHackLondon, EPIC

Yahoo hack day, well what a weekend, started off in a team, got on the train down to London after and Epic Strip the Riley, followed by a Curry.

Whilst napping my team deserted me…. Not nice.

Got to London, tube, stole some wifi from the Radiisson Hotel.

Went into hackday, set up my machines:

Desk of HackDay with CardboardLaptopStands
Desk of HackDay with CardboardLaptopStands

Built a chair:

Watched some bands,

Yes that is a GameBoy
Yes that is a GameBoy

watched Blade Runner, And all three LOTR in order.

Ended up that me, phoenixrising, and Cauis built the twitter search API, but using YQL, so we didnt present it, but did/will be extending it to search other sites…

Then more bands and bean bag fun

Then came home again…..

And excellent weekend, learned a lot and lorward to going next time….

Things to Remember for next Year

Bring Headphones

Bring Wireless Router for table Intranet

Bring Speakers

Bring External Harddrive

Bring A Server

Make bigger Chair

Decide on team and Idea before arriving


Crikey, there is a lot of stuff coming up!

Back to working now, after taking the Long Weekend off.

So far I have achieved some minor work, plans now to work on H3Wheelmen Xbox Live integration stuff, which means is going to get its long awaited over haul.

That pretty much means complete rewrite and transferring it to CarlyonCMS, but that means I have to tag and release version1, which means work on – Leeds Student Radio which then needs porting to Shock Radio.

And goes back on air, on Monday, and currently the broadcast desk is in bits, took it apart this morning for repairs and maintenance.

So a busy week is to be had….

I also need to get on with some phpBB mods, that I have had on the back burner for a while.

Perhaps I should consider rebuilding the home web server.


That reminds me I have lots of coursework to get on with too. I had better start that.

So I shall sign off for now to go and start my work or my coursework, such fun!


On a different note, I enjoyed last nights GeekUp we had Dirk Ginader up from Yahoo! London to talk about Accessable Javascript, it was very interesting! Then there was drinking and that was good to!

I recorded it so ill listen back to that later.