WLG Hackfest – team Weekend Artists
Our premium student skills development event for code & design students in the programme is Hackfest, a 2 day app-building challenge for teams of SoT2017 students. They’re supported by industry mentors, and the challenge this year was to use an API or dataset, and build something cool in a weekend, e.g. a web/mobile app or data visualisation.
Here’s the profile of one of the teams from our Wellington Web Hackfest, held at Flux Federation on the 12th & 13th August 2017:
Team Weekend Artists
Team members: James (designer), Matt, Nanda, Michael, Hamish, our lead mentor was Lena, but this is Kate, a UX mentor in the photo.
App Name: Artchive NZ
What does it do? Our app creates a new way to discover New Zealand art and the colour palettes within.
Anything else you’d like to share about your Hackfest experience?
We had a blast! All of the mentors were super helpful and supportive, it was a really awesome and creative environment to be in for two days. Our team really worked well together and adapted well to the agile development process.
Some photos from the event are up on Facebook and there were a bunch of tweeted updates over the weekend too.