Author Archives: mike

A European living in Finland who occasionally makes technology “Do Stuff”(TM)

Hack-a-thon this weekend

So, AaltoES has once again decided to organise a Build It this time around the theme of great phone cameras.   You can get tickets for Build It with Nokia Lumia 1020 at that link. As you might be able to tell form the link, there will be some folks from Nokia

thanks for yesterday!

Thanks to everyone who came yesterday. Of the 140 tickets “sold” we had 70 people turn up */which considering the beautiful weather we were competing against is really good!) And we need to say a huge thank you to the sponsors who made the event possible. Once all the speakers have their slides online, we […]

See you all tomorrow

so, last minute changes! The guys who were going to do the amzaing live coding and deployment demo using Microsoft technologies, unfortunately fell ill, so wont make it. At the last minute, Matti Dahlbom stepped up and will be showing us some amazing demos on mobiles. There has also been a couple of other last […]

and the theme for the competition this year is…

drum-roll please . . . Light & Dark So what can you come up with by 14:00 on Saturday? We will use a highly sophisticated, completely biased, judging system to find a winner. Criteria include, but are not limited to; – how experienced a developer you are (so if you have years under your belt, […]

Designers and agile developers working together and a demo effect?

So, we have confirmed a couple more of the slots in the agenda. Idean will come and explain how they merge the workflow of their designers with their agile development teams. And to ensure that we have some true technical content, AppGyver, will come and show their latest tool working *LIVE* (so I’m fully prepared […]

First Speakers and another reason to think about entering the coding competition

So today we got the great news that the first of the speakers have confirmed their topics and participation! First up Antti Pasila from Kiosked will tell us about how Kiosked sees “Content & Media Monetization” And frequent speaker Elias Pietila from Qvik will bring us a brand new talk on the cool stuff that […]

just 48 hours to build something cool?

I have got some things from Nokia to award to the best entries this year! As in previous years we will once again run the 48 hour coding challenge for MDC2013. On Thursday the 7th March at 14:00 we will post this years theme, and that gives you just 48 hours to build something cool […]

And MDC2013 is GO!

for those keeping an eye on the site you may have noticed some changes. That is us getting ready for *THE* event for mobile developers in Finland. While we work on the details, the date is set, Saturday 9th March, so mark your calendars. Once again we will have great keynotes, a 48 hour hacking […]

Outline plan for the Hack-a-thon

So, late breaking news about who will be there and what will happen. Vesa-Matti Hartikainen: “Jolla Developer Story” with live coding session and short UI demo Stefano Mosconi: “What is Jolla and why should you care” The “hacking” time can be used to start things like building the SDK, setting up Qt Creator and VM, […]

One day hack-a-thon with Jolla

So the folks at Jolla wanted to put on a day where they met and hacked on stuff with folks interested in their platform from the community. We are putting this on in co-operation with the MeeGo Finland and Helsinki Qt communities. Sign up for the event here