BCU Hack Experience

On Monday February 29th, as part of the departments employability week, the Birmingham City University┬áput on its first ever 24 hour hackathon. Starting from 10am the hackspace started filling up with a mixture of Computer Science, Visual Communication and Game Development students, among other disciplines. The mixture made for a very energetic and creative vibe … 

 

Using REST APIs

REST APIS work through the familiar HTTP protocol. HTTP provides the rules for getting the data from one place to another. In the case of HTTP It’s the rules for getting a web page from a server to your client. This relationship between the server and your client is what the principles behind┬áREST (RepresentationalStateTransfer) are … 

 

LED Stock Ticker

This is the hack that was put together during BrumHack 3.0. You will have to modify the code to make it work with other APIs because the Bloomberg Labs API which is used is unavailable outside of the hackathon. What you will need for this hack is: A digitally controlled LED strip A means to … 

 

BrumHack 3.0

I did not expect to enjoy myself so much at my first proper Major League Hacking hackathon. Twenty-four hours of coding, from dawn to dusk and beyond. I felt so broken on Sunday but it was worth it. Big props to the organisers of BrumHack Jack, Poppie & Alicia for managing to bring together some …