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PubHack #5 – The Results!

PubHack #5 took place on the 16th September 2016 at the awesome venue Coastguard Studio here in Portsmouth. We had a total of 10 teams take part, with everyone presenting an extremely diverse range of projects and technologies based around the theme Heroes & Villains, making the judges decision... Read More »

PubHack #5 – Event report & photos

Well that’s it for another year, what a fantastic event PubHack #5 was, definitely the best one yet. Massive thanks to everyone who took part this year, we fully appreciate all the hard work that goes into producing some fantastic projects, especially in just 10 hours! We had 40... Read More »

Working in Southsea’s co-working studio: Port 57

At PubHack we’re really proud to be part of the Port 57 co-working studio, which is based in the heart of Southsea on the infamous Albert Road. Surrounded by some of the most creative people and companies in Portsmouth, Port 57 is full of small businesses and freelancers. We... Read More »

Top 5 ways Multicolour helps developers

1. Save time Multicolour is a REST API generator, it has one mission and that is to save time and be predictable. By defining database models, using almost any database tech you get a full create, read, update and delete REST API. 2. It’s flexible It remains flexible and stays... Read More »

IT, Software and Web Development focused jobs in the South Coast

We went to visit our sponsors Spectrum IT this month and were excited to talk to them about PubHack as well as their own experience in the recruitment sector. They’re a real friendly bunch who really know what they’re talking about when it comes to recruiting software & web... Read More »

PubHack makes it to the Net Awards final short list!

We’ve just found out the news that PubHack has made it through to the final shortlist for the Net Awards! Wow, we’re so excited to have got this far. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported PubHack and voted for us. The voting has been taking place... Read More »

PubHack #4 Highlight Video

We’ve just put together a video with some of the highlights from the 4th PubHack event. Massive thanks to Ollie and Lewis for filming throughout the day. You can also see all the presentations videos on our YouTube Channel. Read More »

PubHack #4: The Results

Thursday 25th June saw the 4th PubHack event since we started in September 2013. In the past we’d had the following themes; Post Apocalypse, First World Problems and Awkward Situations. Adding to that, the 4th event’s theme was Blast from the Past. The judges, Jon Burkart, Laura Sanders, Tom... Read More »

A little update from behind the scenes at PubHack

With just a little over 3 weeks to go until PubHack #4, we are unbelievably excited about the next event. Since we released tickets for the event back in February (and them selling out in 48 hours!), we’ve been busy bees planning, building things and generally wishing it was... Read More »

Port 57 – Co-working studio in Portsmouth

If you’re a freelancer or small business in Portsmouth, tired of working from home or looking to get an office space, you might want to check out Port 57. One of our official sponsors for PubHack #4, Port 57 is a co-working studio on Albert Road, the creative heart... Read More »

Rusty Prop Brewery: Beer Done Properly

Yesterday we took a visit to our sponsors – Rusty Prop Brewery, to find out more about this brand new local micro brewery that started last year. We met with Si (above), who is one part of the beer making duo (also run by Steve), who started Rusty Prop last year. They started... Read More »

Nominate us for a Net Award!

We’re really quite chuffed that quite a few of you have nominated us for a Grass Roots Events Award at the .Net Awards. If you’d like us to be in with a chance of winning then we need all the nominations we can get. All you have to do... Read More »

PubHack #4 sells out in less than 48 hours!

We’re so chuffed about the response we’ve received about PubHack #4 and even more chuffed that all the spaces are filled! If you’re still hankering after a ticket, you can join our waiting list. If there are any drop outs we’ll give you first dibs on the tickets. Just... Read More »

PubHack #4 Tickets Now On Sale!

That’s right, the time is here! The 4th PubHack event will be taking place on Thursday 25th June 2015 at our new hosts The Fat Fox in Southsea. Now on sale! Tickets are only £12 (includes booking fee and VAT) and there are only 40 available. We’ve done our... Read More »

PubHack project “Date Escape” is now a real thing!

Winners of Best Design at PubHack #3 have now released their idea ‘Date Escape’ as a usable web app. Just in time for Valentines Day, you can now use the Date Escape app to avoid awkward dates. Just visit the link, follow the instructions and off you go! Have... Read More »

PubHack #3: The Results…

The 7th October 2014 saw the 3rd PubHack event take place, and wow what a day it was! 12 teams took part and over 40 devs, designers and makers came together to take on the PubHack challenge at the Brewhouse & Kitchen in Portsmouth. The Theme The event kicked... Read More »

Team Interviews at PubHack #3

During the event, our lovely film maker Aaron went round and interviewed teams about what they were upto at PubHack #3. What do you think of the theme? Where’s Paddy? CatN Team CG Webree Fivestar Apps #DevsDoDesign More videos You can see more PubHack #3 videos on our YouTube... Read More »

GoSquared – Real Time Analytics!

It’s really exciting to have GoSquared on board as one of our top sponsors for PubHack #3! They’re a London based company who have created this awesome software to help you monitor activity on your website in real time. Real Time Analytics for your websites We’ve been using GoSquared... Read More »

FreeAgent – Accounting for Freelancers & Small Businesses!

We’re delighted to have FreeAgent on board as one of our top sponsors for PubHack #3! We’ve been using FreeAgent for about 2 years now and absolutely love it. Perfect for freelancers & small businesses It takes the stress out of accounting and actually makes it enjoyable. Some of... Read More »

CatN; PHP & Cloud Hosting

CatN are one of our top sponsors, who not only are supporting us in running the event but are also entering a team to PubHack #3. You’ll get the chance to meet them and also compete against them in the 10 hour hackathon! PUBHACK #3 PERKS & PRIZES! For... Read More »

Good Audience; Powering Social Media

The guys at Good Audience are sponsoring Pubhack #3 which some really awesome prizes. We want to tell you a bit about them and how you could use them for your PubHack project! What’s up for grabs? They’re giving each attendee of PubHack a months free ‘Slow & Steady’ package,... Read More »

GitHub sponsoring PubHack prizes!

We’re really excited to have Github on board sponsoring Pubhack #3 not only with prizes, but Github’s own Andrew Nesbitt will be on the judging panel for the event. What’s up for grabs? So there are 6 award categories. The overall winner will get 1 years free Silver Account... Read More »

Trello; Project Management & Collaboration

Trello is a really awesome project management and collaboration tool that we’ve been using to organise PubHack as a team. We’re really chuffed that they have offered a Gold Package to each member of the overall winning team of PubHack. Why Trello is awesome… It’s just so visual and easy... Read More »

What can you make in 10 hours?

So with PubHack #3 fast approaching, I thought it was time we took a look at some of the projects that teams have made in the past, as well as talk about what may be on the cards for the upcoming event on 7th October. PubHack #1: Zombies, Dead Hipsters... Read More »

Egeniq: Smart Apps for Smart Devices

Egeniq are Sponsoring PubHack #3 Eqeniq make smart apps for smart devices, ranging from phone, tablet and web apps to wearables and game consoles. They build both the apps and the backends that power these apps. When they founded Egeniq 4 years ago they saw a growing need for... Read More »

Get a free PubHack t-shirt! Order before 23rd September

It’s only a month until PubHack #3 is upon us, have you got your tickets yet? If you order before 23rd September 2014 you’ll get a free, exclusive PubHack t-shirt! Also included in your ticket: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Free beer Free swag The chance to win one of our... Read More »

PubHack #3 tickets now on sale!

PubHack #3 will be taking place on 7th October 2014, so you have plenty of time to recover from the last one! Tickets are £25, and include breakfast, lunch, dinner, lot’s of beer and lot’s of free swag. Order before 23rd September to get a free PubHack t-shirt! PubHack... Read More »

PubHack #2 – The Winners and Report!

Wow, it’s been a few days since the 2nd ever PubHack event and I’m still reeling from it. This time we had 33 hackers forming 8 teams from around the South Coast take part and boy what a day it was. The theme this time was First World Problems... Read More »

Techy First World Problem Memes

So the theme for PubHack #2 was First World Problems, so I spent the day taking photos of PubHack attendees and making them into Meme’s for things they were complaining about during the day. Here we go: Read More »

One Week Until PubHack #2!

Well that came around quickly! It seems like only yesterday we were all gathering in the Brewhouse at eight in the morning, nervously awaiting our first PubHack brief. And now we’re six months on and the 2nd event is almost upon us. What is PubHack exactly? For those of you... Read More »

PubHack #1 Results & Report!

The first ever PubHack went off with a bang! We had 100% attendance, with 25 geeks from around the South coming to take part in our 10 hour digital hackathon in Portsmouth at the Brewhouse and Kitchen. The Brief After an early morning bleary eyed introduction, we kicked things... Read More »

Tickets now available

That’s right, we’re finally able to release tickets! For just a few pounds, 7 to be exact, you can be the proud owner of a ticket to the first ever PubHack. Buy tickets — only £7 each! What your ticket includes Not only will you one of only 20... Read More »

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