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¡Vamonos! All Set for VMworld Europe Hackathon

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Torre Agbar Detail (see credits below)

This September 11-14, VMworld 2017 Europe will once again take place in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain.

And once again – for the second year in a row – the VMware {code} team will be hosting a hackathon to provide our developer community with a fun and energizing space to “learn, code and connect” and create cool new things the world needs.

If you’re new to our hackathons, here are a few things you should know:

  • They are open to experts and newbies alike.
  • You don’t actually need to know how to code to be a productive member of a team
  • Ideas don’t have to be limited to VMware products.
  • There’s lots of socializing and making new connections with colleagues and peers from around the world!

When and where?

The hackathon will take place on Monday, September 11th, from 6 to10pm at:

Valkiria Hub Space
Carrer de Pujades 126
08005 Barcelona
Tel: +34 933 09 50 47
Web: http://www.valkiriahubspace.com/en/

The venue is a 20-30 minute drive away from Fira Gran Via. A free shuttle bus will be provided.

How big?

This year, we’ll have space for 10 teams of up to 8 participants (1 team lead + up to 7 team members each). In addition, we’ll be able to accommodate another 30 or so guests.

Will there be training sessions?

Unlike the hackathon in Las Vegas this year, we won’t offer any pre-hackathon training sessions in Barcelona this year, but it’s something we will be considering for 2018.

How to register?

Unlike last year, we ask both participants and guests to register via ScheduleBuilder. Active participants can then create or join a team and coordinate with their teammates using the Google spreadsheet.

  • Hackathon Event: Teams hack on ideas! [VMTN6735E]
    Rules to join the Hackathon: 1. Sign-up for this session. 2. Join a team or add a new idea and wait for others to join your team in this spreadsheet here. 3. You can coordinate with your fellow team members to determine what project you would like to do for your selected theme. 5. Register for VMware {code} and join the #hackathon-europe group to discuss. 6. Have fun!
  • Hackathon Audience – Food, Drinks, and Cheering! [VMTN6736E]
    Didn’t get signed up for the Hackathon? Don’t like to code? Come cheer on your favorite teams, eat food, drink, win an Amazon Echo, and be merry.

For VMware employees who want to participate, please get in touch, and we’ll put you on the list.

What about rules, jury, prizes etc.?

We’ll have more details to share over the coming days and weeks.

How can I stay in the loop?

Please follow @vmwarecode on Twitter. If you haven’t done so already, please make sure to join the VMware {code} program. Once you receive your personal Slack invite, go join the #hackathon-europe channel.

Got more questions?

We’re here to answer any questions! Leave us a comment, find us on Slack or Twitter, and we’ll get back to you asap. Thanks, and see you all at the hackathon!

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Photo credit:Torre Agbar Detail” by 73014677@N05 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

3 thoughts on “¡Vamonos! All Set for VMworld Europe Hackathon

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  2. Matko

    Hi, according to Spreadsheet there are still couple of seats available in several teams, but the Session builder complains the Session is full,l. Is it OK to take the spot in the spreadsheet first?

    Reply
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