(the world's first?) Bridge Hackathon : prototyping new online services and products

(the world's first?) Bridge Hackathon : prototyping new online services and products

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Want to improve the bridge world, particularly online?

Or just like to code cool and useful things? 

    We* are running a bridge software Hackathon** next weekend and you're invited!   All welcome, no charge, cloud provided ;)  

    Come join us and in small groups innovate, hack, prototype and learn stuff.

There's a bit of prep for the organisers to do, so RSVP would be appreciated.

You don't have to be a programmer or coder (though we need plenty) but any skills in data models, storage/DBs, cloud architecture, scrum/Agile, UX or UI, PWAs, PubSub/MQTT/SocketIO, systems admin, QA, Test, ML, networking, product management are all going to be very useful.

Date:  Sat 23rd May 2020
Time:  09:00 UTC (for 24 hours) 
Tools: Git, Node, Python, etc
Platforms: Docker/Kube on GCP, maybe AWS
Comms: Discord, Zoom, Twitch

Some initial project ideas - all online - but not restricted to this.

* Play server
* Partner desk server
* Deal server
* Scoring server
* Robots server
* Results server
* PWA front ends
* APIs for server M2M comms
* Bridge deal data transmission and storage formats
* Results data transmission (e.g. USEBIO)
* Analogue to digital bridge data conversion (e.g. barcodes, OCR, RFID, etc)

Meet:            interesting people, with diverse interests but a common love of bridge
Decide:         what you want to work on
Collaborate: in groups
Create:         make prototypes!
Learn:           something new 

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest; a portmanteau of hacking marathon) is a design sprint-like event; often, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, domain experts, and others collaborate ...Wikipedia