Festival Hack Day - BBC6 Music Banner
21 Feb 2015

Summary of the Event...Friday 20th February 2015, 9:30am till 4pm the next day!!! Located at The Core, Newcastle University, Newcastle, Students and local tech based SME's attended and partners included BBC 6 Music, Generator, Newcastle University.AIM: To

Festival Hack Day - BBC6 Music

Summary of the Event...
 
Friday 20th February 2015, 9:30am till 4pm the next day!!! 
Located at The Core, Newcastle University, Newcastle, Students and local tech based SME's attended and partners included BBC 6 Music, Generator, Newcastle University.
 
AIM: To produce an app that would develop their festival ideas into web and mobile apps to trial at the event. From creating personal line ups, to finding friends, learning more about the bands performing live and sharing unique festival stories – the creators at Festival Hack Day will have an open brief to look at all elements of the live music experience.team
 
 
 



So where do skignz fit in?
 
We decided to take part as one of the regions Tech based SME's, but we felt as the skignz technology platform which we have been developing over the last few years. 

skignz provides any festival with a significantly enhanced user experience, introduces fresh new tech and helps in areas where problems have only been present in the past.
 
 


  
We felt it would be unfair to 'enter skignz' so what we did was provide the 'hackers' with some code that they could include in their own app ideas that would launch the skignz tech. So we developed an onsite demo for each of the hackers to access, giving them an understand of what skignz is capable of then we encouraged them to set up their own accounts, so when they launched the skignz browser from their apps they would have meaningful content.

 
              

Many congratulations must go to the awesome OrangeBus team as they were overall winners with the best Hack!

Check out the story of the hack on their storify feed:
https://storify.com/orangebus/orange-bus-follow-the-music-and-win?utm_source=orangebus.co.uk&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_campaign=&awesm=sfy.co_i0KTL&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter

What did some of the participants say?:
 
Take a look at the below links all connected with the event. Lots of feedback, insight and musing about the whole event:
 
Hugh Rawlinsons Blog Post:
http://blog.soundwave.com/bbc-6-music-festival-hack-day/

 
Newcastle University:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/hour-festival-hack-day-announced-as-part-of-the-6-music-festival-on-tyneside

M Magazine:
http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/6-music-festival-host-hack-day/

OrangeBus:
http://www.orangebus.co.uk/en/blog/orange-bus-follow-the-music
 
If you would like to know more about Generator NE
http://www.generator.org.uk/
 
For more information on BBC Radio 6 Music festival then please take a look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8qbj5

Check out the Gallery below for some further images through the eyes of skignz:

 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 



 


If you would like to know more about skignz then please visit our website at www.skignz.com and don't forget to check us out on a range of the popular Social Media Channels.
 

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