We had to stop a Coding battle: How we got there. The lessons learned. How we’re moving forward.

Last Thursday our very promising Space Wars Coding Battle was taking place at BeCentral.

The location, the participants, the game, all the ingredients were there to have another great time together.

In practice, things happened differently.

For the first time in 15 editions, we never had to stop the game prematurely due to technical […]

June 30th, 2017|Coding Battle, Hack League|

The first Coding Battle in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a booming startup ecosystem.

With companies like Booking.com, Adyen, Catawiki, PICNIC leading the way, Amsterdam has been able to attract tech talents from all over the world to fuel its growth.

And the city is not resting on its laurels and its beautiful canals.

Amsterdam invests heavily in its ecosystem and launched public […]

June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Code4Good, the second time and not the last

After organizing 12 Coding Battles, this was only the second time that we had the chance to work on a “Code for Good” theme. It won’t be the last.

The first time it we played with Google Maps API and the list of defibrillators in Belgium to create an app that would locate the closest to […]

December 23rd, 2016|API, Coding Battle, Hack League, IoT|

A sweet blend of Cognitive Services, AI and bluff

The last Coding Battle of the autumn season

The Hack League season that started off in October has reached its end with this last Coding Battle that took place at Microsoft.

For this event, we wanted something that was in line with all the feedback that we managed to gather since the beginning of the Hack […]

December 2nd, 2016|API, Autumn 2016, Coding Battle, Cognitive Services, Hack League|

Apps on fire – Firebase, the simple way to scale

Firebase, the simple way to scale

When developing a new product, you want to move fast.

But shaping and putting together the building blocks of your app takes time.

There’s no way passed it (unless you ship something dirty – but anyway you’ll have to come back to it later to refactor it so that you […]

November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Coding Battle on IoT at Microsoft Belux

How it happened
For the second time of the autumn season, the team @Microsoft Belux partnered with us to co-organize a Coding Battle. This time, the topic was IoT.

The Microsoft Belux team had already run several IoT events in the past. Lucky us, they had some interesting left overs to play with: 25 RapsberryPi3 with built […]

October 26th, 2016|Autumn 2016, Coding Battle, Hack League, IoT|

Coding Battle WebVR – Building the (Virtual) world of tomorrow

The first Coding Battle on WebVR

For the very first time, we got to play around with WebVR. Exciting!

WebVR is a burning topic. It’s still at the very beginning of
its history and it is promised to a bright future. Which means there are tons of opportunities lying ahead for this technology. Now is certainly a […]

October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

First Coding Battle of the Autumn Hack League season: Browser Wars

The first Coding Battle of the autumn season

This first Coding Battle has been organized in partnership with Microsoft. The theme? Browser Wars: hacking on Edge extensions.

Browsers are what made JavaScript come to life. It’s what made it grow. And it’s still what made it evolve to the most popular programming language that it is today.

No […]

October 5th, 2016|Autumn 2016, Coding Battle, edge, Hack League|

A look back at the Hack League and its beginning

Going further than conferences

For the past year when working on Philos, we’ve organized dozens of conferences and technical events across Belgium but also in Amsterdam and Paris.

We’ve aimed mostly for leading edge technologies in the JavaScript space. The goal was to help developer communities make sense of the fast-paced Javascript environment and make sure […]

September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|