Singapore Coders Join 48-Hour World-Wide Hackathon

Over 50 user groups from all over the world have registered for the 48-hour Global Android Dev Camp, slated for 17 to 19 February. Singapore participants will be converging at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Entrepreneurship Centre at Ayer Rajah Crescent.

Global Android DevCamp

Singapore joins 50 other groups in the Global Android DevCamp on 17 to 19 February. (Image: Android DevCamp Singapore)

The Global Android Dev Camp is organized by local Android user groups, and these groups are coordinated by team of developers from Berlin, Germany.

Android developers from all over the world come together at more than 30 locations and hack for 48 hours – nonstop! There are no restrictions whatsoever, apart from the focus on Android. No matter whether the participants are working on individual projects or in a team; whether the project teams are collaborating at one location or are creating virtual project teams of various regions and nations. The participants share their intermediate results and experiences via G+ hangouts (video chats), conference calls, or shared documents to mark their progress, support each other and hopefully share the fun they’re having.

At the end of the hackathon the participants present their projects and the audience choses a winning project. After the event, the results of the hackathon as well as photos and videos will be made available to all participants and everyone else interested.

Interested parties can still sign up for the hackathon, where Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) devices will be on loan for app development and testing purposes. Organizers say ICS devices will be awarded to the winners of the hackathon. While the participants won’t be expected to stay overnight for the duration of the event, everyone will be enjoying food, refreshments and Google giveaways.

So get off your bum and sign up, you could be the programmer for the next Android app best seller: Angry Kurds(?).