An enthusiastic group of developers, hackers, coders and big thinkers got together on January 24 at the Atlantic Technology Centre in Charlottetown for the PEIDevs Hackathon. PEIDevs are an “informal group of Techies on PEI (aka PEIHacks). We’re open, inclusive, and aim to boost the tech community on the Island with enthusiasm and mentorship.”
With sponsorship from local business, associations, and supporters, the group of over 40 pitched ideas, attendees signed up into teams to work on building those ideas into apps, software and hardware (including arduino, super cool Oculus Rift DK2, and Estimote beacons) – and consumed vast quantities of pizza and coffee.
You can find updates on the event and sponsors and connect with PEIDevs via the twitter feed @peidevs or via Meetup – Anyone who writes a line of code is invited. This group’s goal is to bring together the cross language, cross platform and cross industry developers that live on PEI.