Student Hack is fast growing “student only” Hackathon based in Manchester. The hack is in its fifth year and continues to grow & grow in popularity with students coming from around Europe to enter.
The Student Hack V event was last week and Cake were proud to be a Gold sponsor, we rocked up with our Mini-Event and the Challenge and were amazed at the results of the weekend, here is our summary of the weekend.
GoPiGo mini event, well this little robot turned out to be heavily affected by the environment, the naughty little tyke. Carpets affected top speed, distance travelled & overall grip on the surface, however it was still a success and a nice distraction from the main Hack. Great work & superb use of the replacement rule to ensure time penalties were kept to a minimum. Well done to Cameron for winning the challenge!
Swagger is a fancy tool (combination of libraries), which generates beautiful documentation for your REST APIs. All you need to do is add some annotations to your code, okay, more than some, in fact, many at times if you want the documentation to be perfect and self-explanatory!
A new course on functional programming has finished on Future Learn. Now it was the time for some Erlang. Organised by The University of Kent and taught by Professor Simon Thompson this course is a very good opportunity to explore how Erlang applies the functional programming paradigm.