This event is in the past.
Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) is an annual event aimed at supporting pioneers of the most disruptive consumer internet and green technologies. The event involves a series of Appathons to be held at six universities including London, Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The idea is to build consumer-facing web and mobile applications, powered by government data.
The Appathon in Oxford will be held on the 15th and 16th of October at Said Business School. There, 150 students (both programmers and non-programmers alike) will take part in a ‘coding competition’ on recently released government data sets in order to build applications using platforms supported by a diverse range of partners (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and Nokia).
Teams formed at the Appathon will have until midnight of October 23rd in which to continue working on their apps and submit them centrally to the SVC2UK National Appathon Competition. Judging will take place between the 24th and 31st of October and the winners of the competition will be announced on November 16th. Reid Hoffman and Sherry Coutu will be part of the judging panel and the criterion for judging is ‘impact’. The winning apps will be celebrated at an awards ceremony at No. 10 Downing Street, the final nine UK participants will win a trip to Silicon Valley, followed by a visit to SXSW in Austin. Ten regional winning teams will be invited to a TechCity gala dinner at Ravensbourne College as well as other events in London for Global Entrepreneurship Week.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring like-minded people together to take part in this thrilling experience.
Spaces are limited so register now!
For more information and the full list of details go to http://www.svc2uk.com/appathon