October 12th to 14th

Hackference 2018: another year, another three days to learn and play with something new. Join us for the conference on Friday and build something at the hackathon over the weekend!

Tickets

Speakers

Alex Lakatos +

Bastian Hofmann +

Chris Miller +

Danielle Tomlinson +

Doug Sillars +

James Thomas +

Jeremy Meiss +

Jess Rose +

Jo Franchetti +

Karina Popova +

Lily Madar +

Mark Needham +

Marta Bondyra +

Martin Sonnenholzer +

Terence Eden +

Schedule

Innovate
08.15

Registration and light breakfast

Escape

09.15
Mike Elsmore

Welcome to Hackference 2018!

Move between tracks as you please
Innovate Develop
09.35
Doug Sillars

Fast and Beautiful: Modern Image Delivery Techniques

Doug Sillars

Martin Sonnenholzer

D̶u̶n̶n̶o̶ - Deno what it is

Martin Sonnenholzer

10.20
Lily Madar

From cave paintings 🎨 to emoji 😀: a visual tradition

Lily Madar

Karina Popova

A Geospatial Analysis of Twitter Content During The 2014 FIFA World Cup

Karina Popova

Break

Escape

11.30
Marta Bondyra

That's magic! - Combining WebVR and Web Speech API

Marta Bondyra

Danielle Tomlinson

Running systems without setting your hair on fire

Danielle Tomlinson

12.15
Chris Miller

And here we have some happy little svgs: painting for the web

Chris Miller

Bastian Hofmann

Getting started with Kubernetes

Bastian Hofmann

13.00

Lunch

Escape

14.00
Terence Eden

Why you should become an editor on the HTML5 spec

Terence Eden

Mark Needham

All About GRAND Stack: GraphQL, React, Apollo, and Neo4j

Mark Needham

14.45
Jo Franchetti

Get Connected with Web Bluetooth

Jo Franchetti

Jeremy Meiss

Introduction to Modern Identity

Jeremy Meiss

Break

Escape

15:55
Alex Lakatos

The age of Conversation or Bots! Bots! Bots!

Alex Lakatos

James Thomas

Serverless: The Missing Manual

James Thomas

All back together (Innovate)
16.40
Jess Rose

Burnout and Your Meat Computer

Jess Rose

17.20
Mike Elsmore

Goodbye and thanks!

Hackathon



The hackathon is one of the biggest public hackathons in the United Kingdom - you don't have to be a student, or even a coder to come along and get involved!

We will have plenty of API's and technology for you to put your skills to, for the chance to win some amazing prizes, or even just impress your peers!

We don't have any parking at Impact Hub, but Digbeth has plenty of Carparks or you can use the Selfridges carpark by the Bullring.

  • Saturday
  • 10:00am Registration

  • 11:00am Opening presentations

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 12:00pm Hacking Starts

  • 19:00pm Dinner

  • Sunday
  • 08:00am Breakfast

  • 12:00pm Hacking ends

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 13:00pm Presentations

  • 17:30pm Home time

Sponsors

Do you want your brand to be a part of Hackference 2018? Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

Venues

We are returning to the same wonderful venues used for Hackference 2017!

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at The Studio on Cannon Street: unfortunately no parking is available on site but there are many car parks available nearby

Hackathon Venue

Impact Hub Birmingham has been a fantastic and creative space for the Hackference hackathon and we are returning again this year!