50 extra tickets have been released by LeedsHack, the North of England’s largest free-to-attend Hack Day, following funding received from Sky.
The event, taking place between 22nd and 23rd August at Leeds City Museum, is now set to play host to more than 120 of the nation’s brightest coders, programmers and designers. Catering, overnight stay at the venue and the cost of all utilities (electricity, wifi, water) will be provided free of charge to every registered participant.
To get your hands on one of the 50 new tickets visit http://leedshack.org.
Organisers are expecting more than 75 innovative hard and software projects to be developed during the event. Categories include Most Entertaining Hack, Making On Demand TV Social, Most Over Engineered Hack and Solve a Local Issue.
Dom Hodgson, Founder of LeedsHack, says:
Sky’s investment in our annual event means we can continue to provide the biggest meeting place possible for the country’s best digital brains to experiment with new advances in technology and extend their know-how – all in the name of fun.”
Matt Grest, head of technology for Sky in Leeds, adds: “LeedsHack is a fantastic way to bring together the technology community and showcase the talent in England. We believe that this region is well on the way to be a globally-renowned technology hub and we want to ensure that our expansion in the region strengthens that reputation – both in terms of our branded output and our support of its digital pioneers. We’re really excited to be both sponsoring this event and also rolling up our sleeves and getting involved.”
Today’s announcement follows hot on the heels of the news of Sky’s new world-class technology hub in Leeds. Opening later this year, it will create up to 400 tech jobs.