What is Porticode?
Porticode is a 24-hour event run by UCL Technology Society, where you'll be given all the workshops, tools, mentors and snacks you'll need to create new and interesting ideas. These kind of events are also known as hackathons, but don't worry! This isn't about hacking into banks or shops, but rather about creating something you think is interesting, life changing, or just plain ridiculous.
What can you make? As long as you can build it with the tech that we have available (as well as any you want to bring), and you can do it in one day, then it's fair game. Your project could be useful for the real world or it can have no use at all!
Once the 24 hours are over, you'll be given the opportunity to show off what you've done in a 'science fair' style setting, and also the chance to demonstrate your creation in front of other attendees. Also, during the weekend, we'll be holding mini-events and games, to give you a break from your projects.
A Hackathon for Everyone
With mentors and gurus from TechSoc and the industry, we'll be running a number of beginner focused workshops, as well as helping with your projects.
What will you get out of it?
Mainly, you'll have the chance to create something interesting using some exciting tech in a stress-free environment. Unlike events of a similar nature, we're putting a larger emphasis on learning and collaboration, rather than how 'good' the end product is. However, there'll still be a couple of small prizes for the creations that the mentors as well as fellow attendees think are very interesting.
Where is it?
The event will be held at University College London, in the gorgeous Wilkins Building. It's the big one with the columns and dome (the 'Portico', where this event gets its name from!). Our location is:
The closest tube stations are Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan Lines), Warren Street (Victoria, Northern Lines), Euston (Victoria, Northern Lines, London Overground and National Rail), and Russell Square (Piccadilly Line). There's also a bus stop just outside the entrance served by the 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, and 390 buses.