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July 07, 2011, 11:54:29 AM
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Hi, we are organizing this fun event for programmers/hackers/other likeminded people. The idea is to collect people to work in the same space with bitcoin related projects.

Homepage: http://bitcoin-hackathon.com/
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124561460966301

What: Programming and hacking the whole weekend. A couple of presentations and lighting talks. Take part in the programming competition for fun, and receive prizes and fame.

Theme: Bitcoin, although participants can also work on anything else they are interested in that is somehow related to payments.

Enroll: The event is free of charge, but please enroll by attending this facebook event or if you don’t like facebook, use this form: http://bitcoin-hackathon.c​om/enroll.html

Program: Friday 2.9
18:00 Start the event
18:15 Form teams and enroll in the competition
18:45 Teams present their projects and what they are going to do during the weekend (5-10 minutes each team)
19:15 Hacking begins / presentations for the interested
(Programming through the night is possible)
Saturday 3.9
09:00 Doors open
Hacking, with refreshments and food, lightning talks at some point
(Programming through the night is possible)
Sunday 4.9
09:00 Doors open
Programming
15:00 Teams present what they have accomplished
16:00 Jury awards the winners
17:00 Party!

Loose competition rules:
1. Form a team, and decide project you are going to work on
2. Present your project to the jury at the start of the event
3. Explain and demo what you have accomplished at the end of the event
Note that you can work on whatever you want, be it open source project, your new startup or anything else.

Sponsors: Aalto Entrepreneurship Society
Kangas Bros. Innovations
If you want to sponsor this event, contact jukka.valimaa@gmail.com / +358 50 312 2496
Also if you want to sponsor with bitcoin, payment address is 17HDg4NDQQxkWrXDrkHiNE91S4​Udat2kcd

If you have an idea/want to keep a presentation/want to sponsor the event, contact me Smiley

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July 07, 2011, 12:39:59 PM
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Love this, focused energy.

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July 20, 2011, 08:46:14 AM
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I added some details of the event. I will offer pizza for the first international participant (who doesn't come from Finland) Cheesy

At least Sirius (http://sirius-m.users.sourceforge.net/), 2nd bitcoin core developer after Satoshi, will be attending the event. I don't know if he is working on bitcoin core any longer...

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July 20, 2011, 12:20:47 PM
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It seems really interesting. I'm from Sweden though so I have to get everything to work with my studies and so on but I might be able to attend.  Smiley

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July 21, 2011, 08:48:46 AM
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It seems really interesting. I'm from Sweden though so I have to get everything to work with my studies and so on but I might be able to attend.  Smiley

Great Smiley

Btw, there should be enough space for everyone: http://dev.aaltovg.com/2011/07/avg-spatial-development-2/
The space is under renovation currently, after the renovation it should be very suitable for this kind of event.

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July 27, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
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A local DVD shop has promised to sponsor some competition prizes in form of cult classic hacker movies. I hope this, attracts more competitors! Cheesy

And on related note, thanks to first bitcoin sponsor (http://blockexplorer.com/address/17HDg4NDQQxkWrXDrkHiNE91S4Udat2kcd)

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August 04, 2011, 11:50:56 AM
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OK, bumping this again, we created poster for the event: http://bitcoin-hackathon.com/poster.pdf

If you want to do some good, print the poster out and put it somewhere people can see it! Smiley

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August 07, 2011, 02:25:45 PM
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I'm going to work on django-bitcoin (https://github.com/kangasbros/django-bitcoin) and simple amazon mechanical turk clone (using django). If anyone wants to join me, just send me a message Smiley My skills are on the backend, so CSS/front-end guy would be optimal, maybe with a little copywriting/marketing skills.

Also other participants are free to discuss ideas for the weekend in this thread Smiley

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August 18, 2011, 08:01:52 AM
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I'm happy to inform that Nokia's IdeasProject (http://www.ideasproject.com/) will be sponsoring Bitcoin Hackathon.

If you implement any of the ideas listen on the IdeasProject's page on the Hackathon, you will receive a free Nokia Phone, any current or to-be-released model.

Just tell what IdeasProject idea are you implementing at the start of the event.

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August 18, 2011, 08:33:40 PM
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I will come there, most probably! kangasbros, are you participating in Summer of Startups?
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August 19, 2011, 07:54:43 AM
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kangasbros, are you participating in Summer of Startups?

I have not participated in Summer of Startups myself, but I have been attending much Aalto Entrepreneurship Society events and also organized one tech event myself (DjangoCon Finland) Smiley And also being self-employed one-man-business, I have been doing some coding at Aalto Venture Garage now and then.

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September 01, 2011, 01:18:44 PM
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Location change: Because the renovation at Aalto Venture Garage is heavily delayed, we have to keep the hackathon at Desing Factory, which is right next to the Aalto Venture Garage (Betonimiehenkuja 5).

Also I'm happy to announce that Mt. Gox will be sponsoring the hackathon. I guess everybody here knows about Mt. Gox, the biggest bitcoin exchange in the world Smiley

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September 04, 2011, 04:57:27 PM
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The Hackathon is over, thanks to everyone who participated! We had very great participating ideas, including:
- bitcoin offline wallet (winner #1)
- bountychest.com bounty hunting web site, earn bitcoins through bounties
- bitcoin powered web site for freelance translators + django-bitcoin module (winner #2)
- sms gateway to buy bitcoins
- put bitcoins to a nfc tag with android wallet
- rfid tag powered children's storybook + nfc mobile app (nokia's ideasproject winner)

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September 06, 2011, 03:35:08 AM
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"- rfid tag powered children's storybook + nfc mobile app (nokia's ideasproject winner)"

That is awesome.   Damn, seemed like a cool ass event.    I was going to ask to post pictures and more links from the even, but the Facebook page seems to have a lot of stuff.

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September 08, 2011, 01:11:07 AM
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I'm going to work on django-bitcoin (https://github.com/kangasbros/django-bitcoin) and simple amazon mechanical turk clone (using django). If anyone wants to join me, just send me a message Smiley My skills are on the backend, so CSS/front-end guy would be optimal, maybe with a little copywriting/marketing skills.

Also other participants are free to discuss ideas for the weekend in this thread Smiley

Has anything come of the mTurk clone project?
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September 08, 2011, 05:08:48 PM
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I'm going to work on django-bitcoin (https://github.com/kangasbros/django-bitcoin) and simple amazon mechanical turk clone (using django). If anyone wants to join me, just send me a message Smiley My skills are on the backend, so CSS/front-end guy would be optimal, maybe with a little copywriting/marketing skills.

Also other participants are free to discuss ideas for the weekend in this thread Smiley

Has anything come of the mTurk clone project?

Actually I minimised/changed the project pretty heavily, and it turned out to be that connects freelance translators and those who want translations to be done. Stay tuned Smiley

Also django-bitcoin is pretty much usable now, so if you want to create your marketplace/escrowservice/bitcoin-powered bittorrent site/whatever, you can do it more easily now! Cheesy

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