For the third year running I attended Hackference again. Once again, a 1 day conference followed by a 24 hour hackathon and as always a really great weekend.
The conference was opened by Jon Kingsley talking about device hacking in a fetching cape.
The day included a wide range of great talks including an integer that you can't use in JS, calls to Ben's mother, a promise of cake, live coding a slide clicker, tips for releasing your website on Mars and a sobering look at privacy.
As always, the hackathon was great fun. While I didn't crank out my usual 4+ hacks this year (tiredness hit me hard) I did manage to tinker on a couple things. I managed to put together a fun little "Virtual Stickers" app that let you scan QR codes to unlock stickers that you could place on your screen and create a collage from. This could then be downloaded or shared with others. I also managed to put together a crude Alexa Flash Briefing to tell you what Digital Oxford meetups were happening in the next week.
Every year I find more and more friends at Hackference, new and old, many whom I only see at these events. I have so much love for Mike for putting on this event and providing me with the chance to connect with so many amazing people.