Last Saturday (edit: 26/11/16) I attended my first ever hackathon at Google Campus in London. The GDG (Google Developer Groups) Hackathon is for developers by developers meaning you get stuck right in and start creating whatever you want! They use the Google Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for deployment. When I first came I didn’t know what to expect, there weren’t a lot of us but we quickly formed teams. I sat down with Kayla and we then had 1..2..3 people join us!
Our team were:
We first started off by doing a few GCP tutorials by Chris Parsons - he was one of the organisers there too. The idea was to create whatever we wanted and have it deployed to GCP.
You can visit our repo here GDGHackathon2016.
Along the way we bumped into many issues such as:
With the Tweepy API, when we made too many requests we would have to wait a while before making another run of requests.
Clicking on coordinates could not load city specific hashtags.
We are hoping to fix all of these issues and have a working app soon! At the end of the hackathon we presented it to other teams and organisers. We had a really fun time getting together and hacking away!
I already can’t wait for the next hackathon! Check out the video below on the day’s hightlights!
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