25th November – ⁠26th November '16

For this hackathon, I was happily assisted by fellow University of Sheffield students Sanziana, Darren and Tzen. We were far quicker to find an idea this time, after I remembered just how tough it was to record the hackathon experience.

Having not worked personally with Amazon Alexa last time around, I wanted to learn how to use it, but we were a little late to get one from the Hardware Lab. To remedy this, it was suggested that we look into APIs, which brought up a variety of sources we could use: GitHub, Twitter, and DevPost, for example.

In the end, we came out with HackerTracker - intended to be an easy means of journalling the experience of a hackathon, using GitHub and Twitter input as landmarks.

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