£5 App Meet

Event Info

Tue 8 Jul, 2008 at 8:00pm
13 Brunswick Square
Hove, UK


A meet-up for programmers, web developers and designers to discuss and showcase their "£5 apps" - lightweight software created by one or two people who take a simple idea and run with it.

The discussion will range from technical (what tools/languages were used during development) to business (building communities, spreading the word, costs and rewards).

After a bit of thought we've decided that this £5app meet will be a DemoCamp.

One of the reasons £5app exists is to encourage people to simply get doing things. A DemoCamp seems like a really good way to foster this. It lets people show off what they've been working on and as each demo isn't too long it's less nerve-wracking.

If this works well, we'll most likely alternate DemoCamps with regular talks.

So far we have six demos lined up:

* Google Maps + GPS + Python + Series 60 + giant pencil == live biking location demo, Tristan Roddis (CogApp)
* Google App Engine 'stuff', Simon Willison & Natalie Downe
* Evolvable flight-paths for crash-resistant landing vectors at a major airport, Matt Sarjent
* 'Pistach.io: a cracking idea!', Aral Balkan and Dave Stone
* 'Inuda's first public app... after two years of 'Innovating' alongside client work', Jon Markwell and Kev The Dev
* Seb Lee-Delisle - 'Arduino - Beyond Blink' - Making cool stuff with LEDs (see: http://www.sebleedelisle.com/?p=170)
* AllSizes+, Premasagar Rose - Hacking Flickr with Greasemonkey, dealing with unresolvable ethical conflicts and building a Greasemonkey client-server communications engine.

For more details see the wiki page for this meetup or alternatively check out the event homepage.




Demo Camp