Give-aways and Prizes

We are pleased to tell you about some wonderful give-aways and prizes at Over the Air this year:


GitHub Repositories for all

OctocatGitHub is how people build software. Millions of individuals and organizations around the world use GitHub to discover, share, and contribute to software. This year at Over the Air, ALL ATTENDEES will be receiving one month of unlimited private repositories, for individual use.

In addition, the WINNERS of each category in the Hackathon will be given one year of unlimited private repositories.


Pluralsight Trial Certificates for all.

ps-logo-with-icon-horizPluralsight is an on-demand technology learning platform, and this year at Over the Air they are giving ALL ATTENDEES  a free trial,  and 3 lucky HACKATHON WINNERS a full annual license, with access to 5200+ technology courses from beginner to expert level as well as skill assessments. Very useful for budding technology wizards!


O’Reilly Books for every Hackathon winner


The lovely people at O’Reilly Media are once again donating a wide range of informative and instructive books for all of our Hackathon winners:

1. Best in Show LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book, The No Starch Press
Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, The No Starch Press
Arduino: A Technical Reference O’Reilly Media
2. Audience Favourite Cooking for Geeks O’Reilly Media
3. Best use of Open APIs / Open Data Data Wrangling with Python O’Reilly Media
4. Best Android Entry High Performance Android Apps O’Reilly Media
5. Best iOS Entry High Performance iOS Apps O’Reilly Media
6. Best Windows Entry Make: Fire Maker Media, Inc
7. Best Mobile Web / HTML5 Entry CSS Secrets O’Reilly Media
8. Best Game Entry Game Art No Starch Press
9. Best Use of Other Features: Bluetooth, NFC, RFID Messaging, etc Make: Bluetooth Maker Media, Inc
10. Best Hardware / IoT Hack Engineering for Industrial Designers and Inventors O’Reilly Media
11. Best Wearable Hack Designing for Sustainability O’Reilly Media

Other Hackathon Prizes include:

  • An Amazon Echo Dot from Nexmo for the winner of the Nexmo API Challenge
  • Access to the Digital Catapult Contributor Programme for 6 months, donated by the Digital Catapult Centre to the Best in Show
  • An Apple TV donated by Twitter to the Audience Favourite
  • Two Samsung Gear VR headsets, donated by Samsung, for the winner of the Best Game / VR entry
  • And more still to be announced!