Hacking at WeWorkWe are wrapping our program with the NYC BigApps Hackathon. The nano team decided to work on foodCompass to find healthy restaurants for commuters. Jared, from Thoughtworks, provided us nano T-shirts for the team!
The nano hacker team did a great short presentation and the judges were thrilled on the achievements. At the end of the day, there were some raffles for some devices. The members of the Nano Hacker Squad acquired a good number of these: Benno got an Arduino, Lucas got a Pebble and Mario got $250 gift card on Octoparts.
Hacking at Falchi BuildingOur second hackathon session was in Long Island City, Queens, at the Falchi Building, on Saturday, June 21st. The space was sponsored by Coalition for Queens. We spent the morning visiting the NY Designs Fabrication Lab and attending a UX workshop by Luke Miller from Yahoo (Pain. Pleasure. Context. Behaviors). After lunch, Kiera went ahead migrating foodCompass to the iOS platform. We had plenty more features to add to foodCompass. Giordan added support for dragging a pin from the google maps and recompute the new restaurant locations. Olivia worked on CSS according to a color scheme designed by Mia. Lucas added support for more buttons and the print functionality. Vaughn added support for different transportation options. We had a successful live application to present. Mario and Julian were enjoying Niagara Falls and couldn't attend.
(Photography by Jennifer)