Hackday… struck by lightning

I may as well make the joke again – Hackday London has certainly gone with a bang. The antenna at Alexandra Palace was struck by lightning shortly after our talk finished, resulting in the fire safety system to automatically open the roof vents. Not ideal when its raining!

A couple of hours later and we are back in the hall. The slides from our presentation are now available (minus album covers, sorry) in PDF and HTML. This server also holds the various feeds and APIs from BBC Audio & Music interactive (for Hackday at least). You can find it at http://bbc-hackday.dyndns.org. Be sure to check out our music labeling game, code-named Moose 6 and let me know what you think, I’ll be talking more about it later.

Things to make and do at Hackday

I’ve put the finishing touches on our slides for our presentation tomorrow and am now starting to feel the nerves. The photos tagged with HackdayLondon on Flickr have reminded me of the last time I went to Alexandra Palace – about 15 years ago for a computer fair!

I’ve been reading posts from everyone joining us and its really exciting. If you’re coming, see you there!

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Playing with Nabaztag

We’ve had a Nabatag bunny sitting in front of us for a few months and a couple of weeks ago it founds its way into a project we built as part of a physical prototyping workshop. As Tristan wrote, we used Randolf (our bunny) as the face of our Zoltar Bunny music predictor. By swiping objects across a special plate (read: RFID reader), Zoltar would recommend you music (read: query Last.fm‘s AudioScrobbler API). The result made its way onto the Nabaztag blog.

Nabaztag are also sponsoring this weekend’s Hackday London. I’m am currently putting the slides together for our presentation. Any suggestions for appropriate album covers…? :-)


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