With the help of Informatics Ventures, and Edinburgh Napier University, Darren Whigham the Informatics Intern for Edinburgh and the East organised a fantastic event called App Jam 2013 that took place on the 27th February 2013. It was held at Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston Campus and brought 25 students together for 9 hours. The overall objective for the day was to make an application or game within that time frame.
While the students worked away on their apps a variety of industry experts came to speak to students. Companies such as Skyscanner, Codeplay, Mydex were in attendance.
The variety of different apps and games that were developed on the day was truly amazing and is testament to what students can achieve with focus and a little motivation. And what’s better motivation for students than free food? SIE organised some tasty nibbles for attendees to snack on throughout the day and in the evening and Edinburgh Napier placed a massive order with Domino’s pizza. Yum!
There was even a prize giving at the end of the evening for the top 5 applications/games made at the event. All prizes were donated by Informatics Ventures, Microsoft and Edinburgh Napier University. Congratulations to Adrian Guzinski who was the overall winner on the day, well done!