Hack Manchester 2016

Welcome to the playbyplay coverage of Hack Manchester 2016!

Throughout the weekend-long event we’ll capture & collect the moments shared & experienced by the inspirational hackers, awesome sponsors and ofcourse the duracel-bunny-like organisers.

This chronicle will be created and updated in real-time, from the ground in Manchester, from before the opening peep until the winners are announced on Sunday evening.


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And we’re here just before the doors are open, and the volunteers are ready!

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Doors open in 15 minutes!

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Your chroniclers today are Hector and Elliot. And boy are we feeling the buzz of excitement already!

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Awesome snap via Zack

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And the doors are open. Today we’re expecting around 250 passionate engineers, hackers and tinkerers here at Manchesters’ Museum of Science and Industry

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With the event intro’s about to begin, we’ll be right back with the list of challenges and their sponsors in a few mins.

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Quick timelapse of the checkin team welcoming over 200 hackers!

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The awesome @rubygem giving the opening remarks to the hackers!

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We’ll be sharing the awesome sponsor videos shortly too ๐Ÿ™‚

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And the klaxons have sounded! Hacking can begin!

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There are 7 sponsored challenges, as well as the university, company and best in show awards.

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Clockwork โ€“ Use SMS to make the world a better place

Prizes: A Sphero SPRK Plus for each team member

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Evestor โ€“ Help people make poor financial decisions

Prizes: Xbox One S for each team member

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Co-op โ€“ Help lonely people connect with others

Prizes: A PS4 plus game OR Beats Headphones & Sony Wireless Speaker OR iPad Mini plus a bag of Co-op goodies for each team member

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Valtech with Cancer research โ€“ Help cancer research supporters spread awareness of their fundraising endeavours

Prizes: Amazon Echo Dots and SKEYE nano drones with camera for each team member

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LADBible with GM police โ€“ Use missing persons data to help tackle the growing problem

Prizes: A goodie bag of prizes for each team member, including Google Cardboard VR, Raspberry Pi 3s and a go-karting F1 experience

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Sky โ€“ Create a better, more user-friendly electronic program guide

Prize: A crate of beer

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GCHQ โ€“ Develop an innovative online steganography tool

Prizes: An Amazon Echo and GCHQ puzzle book for each team member

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WebApplicationsUK is sponsoring the Best in Show award!

Judge Crain Dean wants to see an idea with originality from a passionate team who can show how much they’ve progressed in 24 hours. Prizes are a hack kit worth ยฃ250 for each member.

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WebApplicationsUK is sponsoring the Best in Show award!
Judge Crain Dean wants to see an idea with originality from a passionate team who can show how much they’ve progressed in 24 hours. Prizes are a hack kit worth ยฃ250 for each member.

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Random Prize Alert !

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Some more snaps by Zack

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Our teams are wandering around getting to know the teams. If you see them, don’t be shy. Say hi!

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Peter has just joined us with today’s coverage. Here’s his first set of photos.

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Things are getting intense for some teams (and our live blogging team)

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ClockworkSMS video from earlier today:

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and GMP’s:

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Here’s evestors:

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Sky’s Video

Web Apps UK’s :

Co-op Digital’s intro video:

And… GCHQ’s:

Cancer Research’s video:

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Peter has just joined us with today’s coverage. Here’s his first set of photos.

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WebApplicationUK’s final special edition Make Hack Great Again cap has been claimed!
Congratulations to Richard Hopwood; the fastest hat-claimer in the MoSI

Anonymous
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WebApplicationUK’s final special edition Make Hack Great Again cap has been claimed!

Congratulations to Richard Hopwood; the fastest hat-claimer in the MoSI

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We’ve been talking to the Godel Technologies team, who have flown all the way from Belarus for Hack Manchester!

Maria, Olga, Dany and Veronika have chosen to tackle two sponsored challenges – fighting loneliness with the Co-op and making the world a better place with Clockwork.

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Great Progress from alot of the teams and competitors!

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Basketcases are our next featured team. They’ve chosen to have a shot at the Co-op challenge.
By making shopping baskets talk as they pass each other, Basketcases is hoping to help the fight against loneliness

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Basketcases are our next featured team. They’ve chosen to have a shot at the Co-op challenge.

By making shopping baskets talk as they pass each other, Basketcases is hoping to help the fight against loneliness

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One of the challenge sponsors have expressed how impressed they are already!

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Roll up, roll up, the bar is NOW OPEN

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Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, popped in to see how the teams were doing!

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More than 16 teams have committed their time to the Co-op challenge!

We spoke to Danielle from the Co-op who is one of the competition’s judges. She’s so far impressed by the ideas coming from the hacking teams

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Basketcase have working, talking baskets!

They’ve just filmed a video of their baskets in action. There are a few issues, but progress is good!

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Andy from SpareRoom, a veteran of Hack Manchester, is catching up with some of the hacking teams

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A snippet of snippets as we roll into hour 6!

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Hotpot is served!

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The hacking teams are busy tucking in to their (seriously tasty) hotpots

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Dinner with a view!

Oh, how we <3 Manchester

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As well as saying hi to the Hack Manchester volunteers, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins also took time to talk to some of the teams

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The hackers from Belarus are making progress!

Their product Help & Hope aims to let people help others in real-time using a map with the locations of lonely or hungry people.

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Projects are coming together.

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Team Nuts Hack (yes, that’s what they’ve called themselves) popped by to show us Paltopia (so far). Niiice.

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A batch of rescued cake also appeared.

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We’re pleased to introduce a new Playbyplay chronicler

Everyone, meet Neil the Sloth!

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We’ve had a chat to Team Reinvent The Wheel!

They’re tackling the Sky challenge using Clockwork’s SMS service to create a “guided experience through live TV”. Good luck guys!

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Love Hacktually are looking to create the ultimate bad bank account.

Spend money, earn points, spend more money, earn more points. What are you left with? No money and lots of worthless points! That’s one way to approach Evestor’s challenge.

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Trick or treat?

A team of our hackers have headed out for some fresh air and a hunt for sugar

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The hackers are digging in and getting comfy for the long haul

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Speaking of getting comfy, the bean bags are out in force

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We’ve just crossed over the midnight threshold, and Spice Girls songs have erupted from the reception area.

Obviously.

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When the going gets tough, George brings the ‘comedy’.

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It’s now 00:38 and some teams and mentors are still working hard and collaborating.

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some teams

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As we pass 01:00 v1, we’re going to be taking a break from the play by play coverage till early ‘tomorrow’ morning.

To all the hackers still powering through: You’re all amazing!

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And we’re back!

Here’s a few tweets from over the ‘twilight’ hours.

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Teams have started returning (from home, under their desks or from the beanbag room) for the final day!

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This Guy! Amazing!

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Elliot and Daniel are making their rounds to get team updates, don’t be shy to say hi!

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Some of the teams are now getting to ‘show-and-tell’ stage.

Next phase is the subtle ‘ofcourse-we-broke-our-app-just-before-deadline’ stage.

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Incase you didn’t know, the Hack Manchester team also put on awesome coding/hackathons for youngsters in the region. Here’s one account of how impactful these events are.

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Caffeine Early Warning System: The coffee shop will be closing at 3pm.

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Stats so far!

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Pro Tip: Don’t wait to commit just before deadline.

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Many of the Hacks are Moose-powered this weekend!

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GodelTech’s devinthecity video:

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The most popular tech being used at HackManchester is (apparently) :

nodeJS: 13 teams
html5: 13 teams
git: 13 teams
php: 9 teams

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The most popular tech being used at HackManchester is (apparently) :

  • nodeJS: 13 teams
  • html5: 13 teams
  • git: 13 teams
  • php: 9 teams
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It’s a cloudy but dry morning here on day 2 in Manchester!

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10:15am: Team down!

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Time Reminder:

Keyboards down at 2pm.

Videos need to be submitted by 3pm.

And award ceremony starts at 5pm.

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Well this is interesting…

Team Slackemon have totally disregarded all of the sponsored challenges and started to build Pokemon battles within Slack

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Anyone for coffee?

Service is picking up for our Zuto-sponsored baristas!

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Slight Technical Issues with the live-blog feed are being investigated.

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Technical Issues have been resolved. Sorry about that!

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Some of the teams are taking advantage of free video training!

A big thanks to Nathan Rae for putting on the training and live streaming the event

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Team Kill Screen’s facial recognition is working!

By using data from images, the team hope to solve GMP’s challenge of finding missing people

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Accident on set!

A Pen Pineapple Apple Pen team member has taken a stray tennis ball to the…

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Introducing the Amazon Dead Man’s Switch

Hit the red button before the time runs out or you’ll be receiving a totally random item from Amazon.

A brainchild of Engineers Not Coders

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We have some challenge stats!

The most popular challenge is the Co-op with 14 teams. Next up are Evestor and GCHQ who are tied with 10 teams each. Third is Greater Manchester Police, with 7 teams picking up their challenge.

Clockwork (6), Cancer Research (4) and Sky (4) round up the list.

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Two hours to go!

The beanbag room is empty. All teams are awake and working hard (we assume)

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As the final klaxon looms, our judges are offering some penultimate-hour mentorship

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Summit Change Makers have a working prototype!

Their Conversation Machine for Co-op stores aims to connect strangers and tackle loneliness

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The judges seem impressed by Kamikazee Kangaroos’ smartphone game

We’ll admit, we are too

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The Zuto-sponsored coffee is flowing as we enter the final stretch!

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At least two team members from 19 teams got absolutely no sleep last night

To everyone running on no shut-eye and pure determination, we salute you.

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A few teams are way ahead of schedule and already working on their videos!

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Teams are starting to collaborate as the 2pm deadline approaches

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The Godel Technologies team are showing off their Help & Hope product

The judges and mentors seem impressed!

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Job done?

15 minutes until deadline and some hackers have put their heads down

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Some teams are showing off their hacks to judges, others are noodling down for lunch.

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And keyboards are down!

Yes, you too! Step away from that keyboard!

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Some more snaps by Zak

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Lunch is served!

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And that brings the Hackathon portion of our play by play coverage to an end.

Our coverage returns just before 6PM with the buildup to the Awards ceremony.

Follow us on @playbyplayio to be reminded

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And that brings the Hackathon portion of our play by play coverage to an end.

We’ll be back just before 6PM with the buildup to the Awards ceremony.

Follow us on @playbyplayio to be reminded

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We think it’s fair to say that people are getting excited for the Awards Ceremony after a hectic 25 session!

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Doors are about to be opened officially.

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Schedule: The award ceremony will begin at 7pm.

There is a bit of nervous energy building up. It’s awesome!

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Judges have picked 3 finalists for each challenge. We’ll be sharing their videos as they’re played on stage.

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Almost go time!

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And the ceremony has started with a bit of comedy from an ex-hacker now-papa

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Many of whose jokes wouldn’t make it across this medium

Unfortunately.

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Gemma has returned to the stage with her almost-trademark-able cheese joke bit

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Gemma is running through 16 of the ‘best’ cheese jokes on the internet. “Best”.

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Massive applause for AutoTrader who sponsored the Awards Ceremony

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ECOM are the Bar Sponsors, also another big cheer!

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We’re going to quick run through all the sponsors before going into the Awards

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And now… for the first Challenge. ClockworkSMS

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Help&Hope (Godel Technologies) More Info

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Loaa (Team Popo) More Info

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Mispers Stories (Lu-Tang Clan) More Info

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And the winner of the Clockwork Challenge is: Mispers Stories (Lu-Tang Clan)!

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Next up: The eVestor Challenge

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2Sober2Auth (Fools Code) More Info

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Spend.ly (Love Hacktually) More Info

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Supermarket Sweep(Supermarket Sweep) More Info

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And the winner of the eVestor Challenge is: Supermarket Sweep !

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Next up: The Co-op Challenge – fighting loneliness

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Call James (The Lovely Lads) More Info

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Co-op Community Hub(Hackstreet boys) More Info

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Paltopia (Nuts Hack) More Info

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And the winner of the @coopdigital Challenge is: Call James (The Lovely Lads)!

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Next up: The GMP Challenge (Sponsored by TheLadBible)

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404 People Not Found (404 Not Found) More Info

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iSpy (iSpy) More Info

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and jefferson runs (Inflatable Gibbons) More Info

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And the winner of the GMP / TheLadBible Challenge is: iSpy !

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Next up: The CRUK Challenge

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Swear Jar (Dan Tan and the Naans) More Info

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Charitweet (Shotgun Panda) More Info

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BidChamp (Cake) More Info

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And the winner of the CRUK Challenge is: Swear Jar (Dan Tan and the Naans)!

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Next up: The Sky Challenge

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MemeXtream (RedEyeJedi) More Info

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PEPGe (Hack-o Saurus) More Info

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TV Jeeves (Team Reinvent the Wheel) More Info

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And the winner of the Sky Challenge is: PEPGe (Hack-o Saurus)!

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Next up: GCHQ’s Steganography Challenge

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Risky Brexit (Matillion) More Info

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Steganomon (souvlaki) More Info

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twitspionage (Bob Danwich) More Info

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And the winner of the GCHQ Challenge is: Steganomon (souvlaki)!

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Next up: The University Challenge

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AllSteg (AllSteg) More Info

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Community Cast (Team Nap Time [TNT]) More Info

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spent (dot exe) More Info

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And the winner of the University Challenge is: AllSteg !

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Next up: The Company Challenge

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Crowd Found (Team Kill Screen) More Info

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Emotishare More Info

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Meat Pies (Wagon Wheels) More Info

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And the winner of the Company Challenge is: Crowd Found (Team Kill Screen)!

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A random new prize for the Best Team Name

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Nominees: Bob Danwich , Love Hacktually and Hackstreet Boys

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Winners: The Hackstreet Boys!

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Next up: The Best In Show Challenge

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Amazon Dead Man’s Switch (ADMS) (Engineers Not Coders) More Info

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BleatingBaskets (The Basket Cases) More Info

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M60 Mayhem (Kamikaze Kangaroos) More Info

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And the winner of the Best In Show Challenge is: BleatingBaskets (The Basket Cases)!

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Special Mention: Voice Controlled Browser (Batman)

Special Mention: Text a Joke (Spectacular Spectacles) More Info

Special Mention: and jefferson runs (Inflatable Gibbons) More Info

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And that brings our play by play coverage of this event to an end!

We’ll be releasing a summary of the stats shortly, so follow @playbyplayio for that!

Thanks for following along! And if you ever land up planning an awesome event that shouldn’t fade, let’s chat!

A massive thank you to both Danny and Elliot who joined us for their very first play by play blog!

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And an extra special mention to SpareRoom who are the official play by play coverage supporters

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