Hacked.io was a London based hack day I went to in July, along with 500 other developers, artists and general creative people.
The event was one of the biggest of its type that I’ve been to before. It was held at indigO2 in what was once the Millenium Dome. There wasn’t any general aim like other hack events I’ve been to, Music Hack Day / Accessibility Hack, instead it was more of a “Make whatever you like, as long as it’s cool” atmosphere.
Unfortunately the WiFi was down most of Saturday which hindered my development. Without Google and Stack Overflow it’s very hard to start coding something new, especially if you’re like me and attempting to try a new language and IDE while you’re at it. With Microsoft there I went to a couple of their talks about their developer platforms for Windows Phone and Windows 8. But without any internet connection it took multiple hours to just get and install some of their SDK’s which meant I had no time at all to code on the project I had planned.
I completely missed the deadline and had to sit through a good 40+ demos based around network-connected colour-changing lightbulbs from Philips instead of showing my project.
It’s not the greatest code currently and the images/raycaster part are mostly just a C++ example raycaster that I hastily ported to JS in the hopes of having something to show in time. I do plan to tidy the code, add in floor/ceiling rendering and TV remote control capability one day though.