Earlier in the month we attended Over The Air, a mobile developer conference and hack at Bletchley Park, the home of the original code breakers. Two engineers from Facebook, Simon and Piyush, went along to teach developers about Facebook and help them take part in a 24-hour Facebook Open Graph Challenge Hack.
The event combined a series of presentations on everything from monetising apps to IT education and a 24-hour hack session. On the second day the developers were given 90 seconds to demo their apps to a judging panel. Despite being up coding for over 24 hours straight they did not disappoint. From an automated Supernanny Naughty Step app to an app which reacted to your hand movements by playing music, no two were the same. You can see a list of winners on the Over the Air blog
Amongst the presentations and demos we also managed to fit a little bit of work in. We arranged some media interviews to talk about Facebook’s role at the event, their hacking culture and why developers should be building on Facebook Platform. You can find out more on The Next Web and BBC outriders.
To top it off we got a tour around the code breaking centre at Bletchley Park to find out how the computer heroes of the Second World War did it.