The Hackettes

A friendly programming contest. Hosted by Spotify.

Saturday 8/24/13

10:00AM

 

Hello ladies who code (and friends).

Join us for a day of collaborative hacking, socializing and having fun!

You'll be working in groups, writing AIs that will battle it out at the end of the event.

This is a great opportunity for us to hang out with you, and for you to make connections, program together, and compete for loads of sweet prizes.

Please RSVP before Sunday the 18th.

Prizes include iPad Minis, helicopter rides, DJ lessons, game consoles, spa gift cards, theatre/concert tickets, hot air balloon rides…you get the idea.

Any questions? Please contact theHackettes@spotify.com,
or check out our FAQ.

Hashtag: #SpotifyHackettes

Music to Code. Like to choose the tunes? Just add your songs to this collaborative playlist.

FAQ

This is awesome! When do you need my RSVP?

Great that you're coming! The sooner you RSVP the better, but anytime up to Sunday the 18th will be OK.

Is this contest for women only?

We're not excluding any gender from signing up. It's for women and friends!

Is there an age requirement for participating?

None at all. You will however not be served any alcohol unless you're over 21.

Will I get to hang out with some cool Spotify people?

Of course you will! We're very friendly :)

What should I bring?

Your laptop. And a photo ID if you look like you might be under 21 and want to be able to drink :)

In what way will it be collaborative?

You'll be competing in teams of about 3-5 people. Signup is individual and we'll help you find/form a team on the spot. If you do have some friends you really want to team up with, that will of course be perfectly fine too.

What languages will be used?

The contest will be in Java, but don't worry if you're not very familiar with it, you'll have extensive sample code to tweak and work with, and you'll be working in a team with others so it will be fine. There will also be people available to help with any problems you run into. The challenging part will be coming up with the strategies! :)

Back to Schedule
 

Schedule

  • 10:00AM

  • Doors open for registration and refreshments.

  • 10:30AM

  • Introduction and revealing the Challenge. Teams are formed or joined

  • 11:00AM

  • Let the coding begin!

  • 1:00PM

  • Gourmet buffet lunch.

  • 3:30PM

  • Coding ends.
    Lightning talks:
     10 things you didn't know about Spotify by Hannis Albinssonä
     Women in IT departments by Seven Ilyas

  • 4:15PM

  • Together we watch the results of our coding efforts unfold on the big screen, with drinks and finger food

  • 6:00PM

  • Final winners are announced

  • Afterwards

  • You’re more than welcome to stick around for socializing and more drinks and refreshments. We sure will!

Presenters

SCHEDULE

10:00AM Doors open for registration and refreshments.
10:30AM Introduction and revealing the Challenge. Teams are formed or joined
11:00AM Let the coding begin!
1:00PM Gourmet buffet lunch.
3:30PM
Coding ends.

Lightning talks:

Cooperation in an agile work environment by Rebecca Moss, Agile Coach

10 things you didn't know about Spotify by Laurent Paris, VP Engineering
4:15PM Together we watch the results of our coding efforts unfold on the big screen, with drinks and finger food
6:00PM Final winners are announced
8:00PM You’re more than welcome to stick around for socializing and more drinks and refreshments. We sure will!
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