We’re supporting this year’s “Nova” demoscene party running Friday 23rd June until Sunday 25th June in Budleigh Salterton. The weekend long event will showcase live acts and competitions in the evenings, and the daytime is used for people to socialise or work on their productions.
The demoscene is an international computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos: small, self-contained computer programs that produce audio-visual presentations. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills.
− Wikipedia article on Demoscene
TechExeter’s Kris Sum is involved with running the network and audio/visual infrastructure for the party – check out his postmortem from an earlier event.
Wow, what a weekend!
Huge thanks to all of those who came and congratulations to the winners, who were:
- Best Mission Control: @squirrelsquadco for their response to the “Trace Invaders” challenge
- Best use of hardware: Twisted Fire Stoppers
- Highly Commended:@flashhookedpla1 for their innovative combination of computing and crochet!
And of course, thanks to all our sponsors, including the Met Office, RS Components, Amazon Cloud Services and Microsoft.
More photos from the day can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/spaceappsexeter/
Plus: A special edition of Tech Monthly, Helen, Rob and Ian spend a weekend at the Met Office for the International Space Apps Challenge:
Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising.
- Ben Everard from The Idea Bureau with “Why I Make”
- Dan Goodwin with “A super quick journey through the interactive prototyping landscape”
Slides after the break:
Continue reading Meetup on 6th April @ The Phoenix
On Tuesday 14th March we held a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality event at the University of Exeter Innovation Centre with our good friends at the OnePlanetMBA. We had a great mix of people – students, lecturers, and of course the awesome TechExeter community. There were lots of smiling faces and great feedback from people who were trying out Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift + Leap Motion, HTC Vive, and Microsoft Hololens.
Huge thanks to all our helpers, including @NikomusGames, @innovexeter and OnePlanetMBA.