The Hack Day is a central part of Over the Air, with lots of great creativity and hard work through the night – and we are so thrilled that we are able to award an amazing selection of prizes to the winners of the various Hack Day Challenges and categories.
This wouldn’t be possible without the generosity and support of the following companies:
For the last two years, the lovely people in the O’Reilly Media London office have donated the most amazingly broad range of practical and useful wireless programming books. Be sure to make good use of the free eBook Voucher that was provided to all attendees!
This year they awarded:
to Team Umbicord (Sandor Toth) for his entry Umbicord in the Best Hardware Hack category.
LEGO Mindstorm have really become a much-loved fixture of Over the Air with a robot hacking session on the workshop programme, and a history of great Hacks on the Demo stage. As they did last year, LEGO have generously given away all of the sets which were used during the workshop session as prizes for the Hack Day.
This year they awarded sets to:
- Sam Machin for his NS Tweet entry, which was the Audience Favourite,
- Team ET Bot (Blanca Tortajada, Elena Perez, and Ricardo Varela) for their winning entry ET Bot, in Dan’s Challenge,
- Team Hyperiron (Hercules Fisherman, Paul Tanner, Sarah Mount & Nikita Korotaev) for their winning entry Jatrobot in the Best Science Hack category,
- Team Umbicord (Sandor Toth) for his winning entry Umbicord in the Best Hardware Hack category, and
Team Robohack (Emily & George Tilley) for their winning entry Fred in the Best Hardware Hack category
Vodafone Group R&D
Possibly one of the most coveted prizes this year was the Raspberry Pi , more due to the difficulty of obtaining one than it’s market value. Vodafone Group R&D generously awarded an RP to Terence Eden for his entry Bletchley Sonata, which won the Best in Show award, selected by the Judges.
The winners of the Vodafone Embedded Hardware Hack Challenge were Ali Bros & Dylan Jones for their entry Dude, Where’s My Car? Ali and Dylan each won an HTC 1 X phone, a k3770 modem, a SIM payt 20 credit, and an mbed, donated by Vodafone.
The Bletchley Park Trust
Along with a Bletchley Park T-shirt, the lovely people at Bletchley Park Trust gave a First Day Cover stamp from the Bletchley Park Post Office, signed by Jean Valentine (one of the original Bletchley Park Wren’s).
The HMGCC were out large and in style at Over the Air again this year, letting people know about the many great job opportunities on their team, and this year they engraved a Motorola Xoom 2 especially for the event.
The Nokia Team brought a huge box of Lumia 800s with them to the event, some of which they gave away on-the-fly to developers they were having conversations with about the WindowsPhone platform (give us a shout if you were one of the lucky ones!)
The rest they awarded as prizes to:
- Team Hyperiron (Hercules Fisherman, Paul Tanner, Sarah Mount & Nikita Korotaev) for their winning entry Jatrobot in the Best Science Hack category
- Team Wendy (Matt O’Keefe, Dexter Dillinger, Laura Sanders, Trent Walton, Claire Scantlebury, and Matt Hunt) for their entry How Many Beers in the Best Windows Phone category
The team at Samsung, even though they unfortunately couldn’t make it out to the event, very generously awarded an Samsung Galaxy S2 to Team Glitch (William Morland ) for his winning entry Pepin in the Best Use of Open APIs / Open Data category.
Google very generously donated and awarded a Galaxy Nexus to the winners for the Best Android Entry: Tom Hume for It’s Good to Talk, Terence Eden for Bletchley Sonata, and Team Intohand (Matt Rollings, Tom Durrant, Elliot Long and Kieran Gutteridge) for Live Quiz.
DroidCon / WIP
- Free tickets to Droidcon 2012
- the book Android in Practice
- other Android Goodies…
Although they couldn’t join us this year, Ansca Mobile very generously awarded a a Corona Pro subscription (a value of $349 per year) to Team Recently Engaged (Dom Hodgson and Heather Burke) for their winning entry I Hope This Works in the Best Game Category.