After weeks and weeks of preparation – the Sensis API hackathon last weekend was a great success!
I was speaking with Richie from Taboo and Sean from Cocoaheads about how it would be awesome to tap into Melbourne thriving mobile development scene – and with the help of Sensis, the hackathon was the perfect outlet to let developers battle it out in a much heated platform battle!
Overall, we produced some great apps by the end of the weekend, Sensis has written up about each app and their team here http://developers.sensis.com.au/blog
Since I was judging the end results, I couldnt compete which was a bummer – instead I thought i’d hack together a quick live blog and try to keep it updated during the day.
Just turns out I’ve been out of blogging for so long, I was struggling to think of anything interesting to write. Here is the archive of the live blog – this won’t be up live for much longer, probably another month or two
Finally just a thank you for everyone that got involved – as the organiser of the Android Australia User Group, its great to see so many Android devs come out to spend a weekend in the basement grinding some code :)
- Make Lists
- Carry a notebook everywhere
- Try free writing
- Get away from the computer
- Quit beating yourself up
- Take breaks
- Sing in the shower
- Drink coffee
- Listen to new music
- Be open
- Surround yourself with creative people
- Get feedback
- Don’t give up
- Practice, practice, practice
- Allow yourself to make mistakes
- Go somewhere new
- Count your blessings
- Get lots of rest
- Take risks
- Break the rules
- Don’t force it
- Read a page of the dictionary
- Create a framework
- Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect
- Got an idea? Write it down
- Clean your workspace
- Have fun
- Finish something
Great video from Google I/O 2011 highlighting advance tips and tricks all Android developers should be considering when developing great applications.
It’s all about making your applications fresh, psychic, adaptive and smooth.
Can’t wait to try some of these tips in my next app :)