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Brussels will be hacking along on Android with the worldwide event on 18/19 February #GADC #BruGTUG
Brussels will be hacking along on Android with the worldwide event on 18/19 February #GADC #BruGTUG

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What do you think of this event proposal? Would you join? What practicalities fit you best? We understand many of you might still be on holiday, but some urgency was required.

Android 5 years!

On November 5th Android will see its 5th birthday. To celebrate this, Google developer- and technology user group leaders in Europe have announced the "V Hack Android" hackathon (pronounced "We Hack Android").

V Hack Android Brussels

The idea is to let every country organize a local hackathon where teams of exactly 3 people (2 Android developers and 1 UI/UX expert) will create an app from scratch. The plan is to schedule the Brussels "V Hack Android" hackathon at the end of September. The winning Brussels team, selected by a jury, will win a trip to the final hackathon in London, to be held in the weekend of Friday 26th - Sunday 28th of October, right after Droidcon London. There, the best teams of Europe will continue to polish and improve their apps until one best-of-the-best winner survives.

Hackathon weekend

The weekend would start Friday evening with introductions and SCRUM, and continue through Saturday until Sunday evening. Food is included. Access is free, but limited to participating developers and designers only. No audience. Also no hangouts this time. Teams are self-organizing and are free to choose/pitch the idea they will develop on (within bounds). No need to have a team to join.

DevFest Brussels

On that Friday, during the day from 10h to 18h, we would bring Google's acclaimed conference program, DevFest, to Brussels for the first time. We'd have a few speakers, and we're going to dig up the best recorded sessions from for instance Google I/O. Entry is €50. In between sessions, business and idea people are encouraged to publicly pitch commercial ideas so they can be picked up by the developers and designers.

Feedback

We would really like to hear your thoughts about:
- Nightly programming. Do or don't?
- Location: The library in Genk (beautiful location with good public transport and highway connection, and amenities). Or a location in Brussels?
- Exact dates: 
    - 14-16 Sept.
    - 28-30 Sept.
    - 12-14 Oct.
You can reply in public via our many channels, or privately by sending us an email or DM.

Help spread the word

If you yourself are not interested, but know a good (team of) Android expert(s), born for challenges like this, then please make them aware of this event by sharing.

Help us find sponsors

The first prize is sending the winning team to London. To finance this prize we need to attract some sponsors. If your company would like to sponsor this event send an e-mail to us.
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We have 5 tickets for UXperts next week in Leuven to give away! UXperts (http://www.uxperts.mobi/) is DroidconBE combined with WiMo fantasies.

The first five people that write an interesting blogpost (or lengthy G+ post; but a comment isn't enough), in detail, on what they think a hackathon in Belgium should be like, and post a link as a comment, get a free ticket (value: 75€/ticket).

Content about hackathons might be: What is a hackathon to you? What motivates you? What are your examples? Here is some material: #GADC http://gplus.to/gadcbru, http://www.openideo.com/open/web-start-up/concepting/hackathons-and-user-groups/, #RHOK http://www.rhok.be/,  #MusicHackDay  http://musichackday.org/, #H4T  http://2012.euhackathon.eu/. What is a good result? What is a good turnout? How to explain to a larger audience? International themes? Also practicalities such as: How long and when? How should it be organised? Scale? Which location? What would be your dream location if the sky was the limit? Food? Nights? Hacking which technologies (of course I'm thinking Android mostly myself)?

Please give your posts sufficient wide attraction and share them on social media (so not only for this purpose). 

(Sorry for posting this after midnight -- pjv)

Who can design a logo for the GTUGs/GDGs around one of the following themes?:
- Guy Fawkes night, bonfire night
- 5 years of Android
- V for Vendetta

Style:
Dark and serious (heavy) (to offset against GADC which was more ‘lighthearted’), but still fun. Somewhat anarchistic, C-base style, mystique, “hacker” and factory-like.

We're targeting ambitious graphics designers mostly. Something along the lines of the logo of our own G+ page. If that's you, create a logo and reply it to us soon!

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@ All participants of the #GADC worldwide:
Have you already uploaded the apps you created to our public voting platform so that everyone can vote for your app?

If not: GO FOR IT NOW!

The award ceremony for the best global app takes place on March 13, 2012 at +Droidcon Berlin.

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One of the apps made at GADCBru 2012.
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App 2012: HIV Awareness (9 foto's)
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One of the apps made at GADCBru 2012
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App 2012: MedicReminder (3 foto's)
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