Fun Games Hackathon

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You are all welcome to the event in December. Follow Somerco for updates aor check our webpage https://somerco.com


Links to inspirational material

https://learn.unity.com/

https://unity3d.com/learn/live-training

https://www.castlecrypto.gg/ethereum-games/

https://tinyurl.com/y6pmq63y

https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2017/12/07/does-blockchain-have-a-role-in-gaming


It kicks-off on Friday 6:30 pm and we finish on Sunday 6:00 pm.

Friday
6:30 pm Registration
7:00 pm A chair and 5 panel speakers talk about game jams.
7:45 - 9:00 pm Networking

Saturday
9:00 - 9:30 am - Registration
9:30 - 9:45 am Opening introduction for all.
9:45 - 10:15 am Explain the tasks
10:15 - 11:00 am Pitch ideas for those there and team building.
11:00 - 11:15 am Short presentation of teams and what they want to do.
11:15 - Kick - off. Start to build.
9:00 pm First day ends.

Sunday
9:00 am Continue to build
3:00 pm - Deadline submit pitchdeck and demo to judges
3:00 - 5:00 pm All teams 5-10 min pitch & networking
5:00 - 6:00 pm Judges evaluate the teams.
6:00 pm Announce two runner-ups and a winner.

Sign-ups are going well so we are working on upgrading to a new slightly bigger venue.


What’s happening?

Make your mark in the games industry and join your peers by taking part in our hackathon.

What can you expect?

This Fun Game Hackathon will give you everything from insight from female industry leaders, whilst giving you the opportunity to use emerging technologies as AI and blockchain and smart contracts and VR.

Come meet yours peers and put your skills to the test. The teams will have until Sunday afternoon to create the best game possible.

Teamwork, creativity, endurance and a desire to learn from your peers are all that is required in this games .hackathon .

You will also have the chance to listen to our partners and sponsors. Our partners will help answer questions about a particular technology.


Judges criteria

Creative - Has the team come up with a creative game?

Technical difficulty - Is the project technically impressive?

Hook you - Is it difficult to put the game down?

“Wow” Factor - Are there exciting innovation and surprising solutions to problems?

Concept sale - Is the pitch deck great and was it a pitch that sold you


Swag

Three top teams will be offered free tickets to a Somerco conference on Emerging technologies on the 18th of September. It is London Hi Tech Festival in Shoreditch. It is a rapidily growing conference series that will take place 7-8 times a year. It attracts professionals from multinationals as Cisco, SAP to very innovative startups with huge commercial potential. It has attracted many investors to attend to listen and network.


Three top teams are invited to pitch in front of investors and a crowd of tech interested people on the 18th of September at our London Tech Festival. Normal cost to pitch is £1000 that you do not need to be bothered about. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-tech-festival-tech-for-all-tickets-65940567011

In addition, the three top teams will have the opportuinty to apply to a minimum of £50 000 investment.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

To be part of you are a university student or a professional and if you look young you might be asked to show ID to get beer or other alcohol.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring a smile, your laptop, cable and a ticket.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

jan.softa@somerco.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attend?

No


Code of Conduct

All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at our events are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our events is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:

  • gender

  • gender identity and expression

  • age

  • sexual orientation

  • disability

  • physical appearance

  • body size

  • race

  • ethnicity

  • nationality

  • religion

  • political views

  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of

  • computing experience or lack of

  • chosen programming language or tech stack


We do not tolerate harassment of events participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at our events venue, this includes the following.

  • hacks

  • talks, presentations, or demos

  • workshops

  • any parties associated to the hackathon

  • social media

  • any other online media

Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the event organisers.


CoC violation are reported to jan.softa@somerco.com


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