BACON 2014 Tech Fair
Central Foundation Boys School
Friday 16th May
We're delighted to invite you to The BACON Tech Fair, a showcase of London's most exciting tech talent. From Nodecopters to Android hacking, there is a little something for everybody.
We'll also be joined by some of our favourite community groups, who'll tell you a bit more about how you can get involved in the great work they do.
Can I come if I'm not a BACON conference delegate? Sure, just grab your tickets below.Get BACON tech fair tickets
Open Tech School London
OpenTechSchool is a community initiative offering free programming workshops and meetups to technology enthusiasts of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels. OTS’ main goal is to create a friendly learning environment where no one feels shy about asking any question. Everyone is invited to participate, whether as a coach or a learner, and get in contact to organize OTS events anywhere in the world.
Ladies Who Code
Ladies Who Code was founded in NYC in May 2011 to create a space for professional female developers to come together and share their knowledge, ideas, and solutions. It has branches in London, Manchester, Washington DC, Paris, Birmingham and shortly Berpn. They run monthly meetups, hack nights, speaker sessions, code clubs and an annual conference and will shortly be launching a scholarship.
not just arduino
Arduino & DIY electronics enthusiasts based at the London Hackspace meeting every other Monday. Expect flashing LEDS and Robots! Contact: @notjustarduino; Website: not just arduino
Foundry is a three-month long paid placement at Mint Digital for new graduates or college drop outs. It started in 2011 with two principles: 1. Don't get graduates in to simply help out on our work. 2. Look for people who don’t really do what we do, to work on something we haven't done before. We have been running Foundry for three years and the products our graduates have made include Dough Globe, Tinker Kits and Olly.
Interoute: The Never Fail Challenge
Part Hackathon, part virtual obstacle course, the Never Fail Challenge pits teams of five against each other to create a dynamic and resipent website that withstands external and internal network level attacks. Located at Innovation Warehouse in the heart of London’s Tech Scene, the inaugural Never Fail Challenge is a unique 24 hour event designed to test team’s skills against a series of disruptions and faults. Think you’ve got what it takes to build the never fail website in the cloud? Join developers from all over Europe on June 14-15. For more information contact Alex Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WizDish is a patented British invention that allows you to feel that you are walking, skating or surfing in VR. It has taken many years to develop and as with many other aspects of Virtual Reapty has to be tried to be fully appreciated. Many of those who have tested or bought the most recent prototWe would love you to come and try it with the Oculus Rift on Friday evening.ype say it's pke levitating or "walking on air". Our revolutionary pat-pending friction and tracking technologies make this an outstanding product.
Boomf is a new spin-out from Mint Digital. Boomf marshmallows launched in December and we've had a great 5 months. We've sold over two tonnes of marshmallows, all in individually customised 15g squares. Boomf is focused on pushing the possibilities of software-powered mass-personalisation. We aim to give our customers creative super powers. Come visit us to get your face on a marshmallow AND to discover how we get your face on marshmallow AND to hear where we'll be putting it next!
At Pact we are on a mission to get the UK drinking better coffee by making incredible, freshly roasted coffee accessible to everyone. Our world-class beans are bought from dedicated farmers hand-roasted in London and shipped within 7 days. Our coffee isn't ground until the last possible moment before being sent straight to you to enjoy. A Pact online subscription means you'll never run out of great-tasting coffee again.
DeskBeers is a subscription service that delivers craft beer from London breweries to offices on Friday afternoons. Each week, we hand pick a different beer from one of the 50+ breweries for you and your team to enjoy. We hand pick beers from breweries all over the city. Ranging from Pale Ales and IPAs, Stouts and Porters to Lagers and more. If you’re gonna drink at work, you may as well do it properly.
Visualise your web traffic around the world in real-time on a beautiful 3D globe visualisation of the world spinning in a never ending universe of stars and sunshine. Powered by the GoSquared analytics API.
SpaceGAMBIT is an international collaboration of space enthusiasts, operating through makerspaces, hackerspaces and other collaborative groups.
Ben Pirt brings together his knowledge of design, hardware and software in order to tackle real world problems. Having initially trained as an architect, he then went on to found a successful CleanTech startup, built one of the world's first Internet of Things platforms and is currently working as CTO for a CleanTech Startup in London as well as Kickstarting robots that help children learn about technology.
This year we are partnering with DRIIFT, a new way to exchange contacts. During the BACON festival every attendee will have a digital lanyard allowing people to exchange details with a tap of their phone.
Mogees is a mobile app and a special contact microphone designed specifically to work with mobile phones and tablets. The app analyses and detects the vibrations we make when we interact with the objects around us and uses a special technique to alter the acoustic properties so as to make them musical. Mogees is so simple that anyone can use it. Just plug it into your phone stick it into an object and start playing. The object, (be it a bench, a window, a table or a balloon) becomes your interface. The Mogees project was developed by inventor Bruno Zamborlin, with a joint PhD in Arts and Computer Science at Goldsmiths Computing, University of London and IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Realtime Musical Interactions team in Paris.
Connect-In Ltd. was founded in 2011 with the goal of developing advanced mobile applications that build on the potential of low power wireless technologies. The Team won coveted startup awards from Nokia and the MIT Global Startup Workshop 2012, which started the company on the road to the development of the LUPO - a multi-functional Bluetooth device for loss prevention, lost item recovery and integrated remote control features. The Lupo was recently launched on Kickstarter where it received support for 40% over and above it's funding goal in a one month campaign. Connect-In Ltd. is backed by Gabriel Angel Investors, the Technology Strategy Board, London and Strathclyde University, Glasgow.
Sam’s work is focused around designing and engineering hardware prototypes/products and experiences that fall between the digital physical gap. This sits between three corner stones; creative technology, interaction design and the ability to make, code and build it (electronics, hardware, 3D design/print etc). His personal work has been featured in the BBC, Engadget, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, PSFK, The Observer and exhibited on stages such as TEDGlobal and Cannes Lions.