This news just in for Sydney geekgirls from Maxine and John at Web Directions South:
===== The Hack Day reloaded =====
We’ve just launched something very cool, exciting and free that’s going to take place in Atlanta [September 25] and Sydney [October 16], the day after Web Directions in both those places. And you’re invited! Make sure you register now though, as this will sell out fast
1. Amped – The Hack Day reloaded
2. How does it work?
3. What’s all this about amazing prizes?
===== 1. Amped – The Hack Day reloaded =====
When you’re hearing about the latest web technologies and techniques don’t you always think “I wish I could play with these right now”?
Enter Amped – the Hackday, reloaded, brought to you by Web Directions.
We’ve taken the traditional hack day, pulled it apart, thought long and hard about what’s great, what’s not so great, and how as many different kinds of web folks can come together for one intense 10 hour period of hacking, designing and making amazing things.
Then we’ve assembled all the pieces to create an event that’s challenging, inspirational, and more fun that it should be legal to have with technology.
Whether you’re a developer, designer, an IA, IxD, whatever your role, at Amped you’ll find
* challenges to engage you
* mentors to inspire you and bring out your best
* prizes including an all expenses paid trip for Tokyo for Web Directions East for the top FOUR place getters
* a sensational closing party
Not only that, but Amped is catered, with food and drink to keep you energized throughout the day. And best of all, thanks to our generous partners, Amped is free.
===== 2. How does it work? =====
Step 1 – sign up. Places will go fast!
Step 2 – in the weeks leading up to Amped, we’ll let you know more about the challenges, so you can be prepared to hit the ground running on the day
Step 3 – turn up to the venue on the day, ready to rock
The challenges will help provide structure to your work on the day – you’ll be able to choose from a range of possible challenges focussing on front end design and development, interaction design, data and information visualisation, back end development, mobile web application development and more.
Each challenge area will have mentors on hand to help you, and there’ll be prizes for the best work on each challenge.
Then it all wraps up with a fantastic party – food and drink, music and more.
It’s free, fun, and open to everyone, but places are limited, and will go fast. So register now, and clear your diary for September 25 [Atlanta] or October 16 [Sydney].
===== 3. What’s all this about amazing prizes? =====
Then, the winners from each challenge go into the Amped smackdown – with the overall winners off to Tokyo for an all expenses paid trip to Web Directions East.
Yes, that’s right, The Grand Prize is a once in a lifetime, all expenses paid trip to Japan to attend Web Directions East for the four top placegetters. Plus there’s a tonne of amazing prizes from our partners to be won.
Look forward to meeting you soon at an Amped event!
Maxine and John