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Codevember X: Hardware, Creativity and Music

Our 10th Codevember hackathon has arrived and it was a blast! The event was again hosted by the incredible AI Xpress in Boeblingen (https://aixpress.io/), supporting us with drinks, techs, their makerspace and tools we needed for a successful hackathon.

After kicking off the event on Thursday evening with pitching our ideas and projects to our peers, we started onsite at the AI Xpress on Friday morning. With at least 5 different projects in mind, we started scouting, preparing and brainstorming right away. Some of the project included …

  • a DIY approach and implementation for a cat surveillance system at home
  • a 2023 escape-game advent calender
  • a third-person shooter with gravity and time manipulation, written in Unity
  • a RaspberryPi-based music sample looper
  • Telegram bot maintenance and improvment (again)
  • manual development of analog pictures

On Saturday we held our annual general meeting for Codevember e.V. and afterwards presented the progress of our projects. As always we had a great time catching up and talking about life, work, different projects and new interests.

We owe a huge thank you to AI Xpress for sponsoring the event and providing the perfect location for Codevember X 2023. Go check out their events at https://aixpress.io/events.

Codevember IX: A Weekend of Innovation, Creativity and Fun

This year’s Codevember IX hackathon was an unforgettable experience! The event was hosted by AI Xpress in Boeblingen, the location is simply awesome for tech enthusiasts.

Our Codevember IX weekend was running from Friday until Sunday. We were thrilled to meet old study colleagues from around Germany and even the Czech Republic. This year’s event was a bit special, since we had our first non-digital project by pitching a self-made board game. Other projects focused on creating a 2D game in Unity, 3D modeling and printing analog gaming figures, and further developing our daily used Telegram bot written in Python. Overall it was great to reconnect with friends, and have a fantastic time building and developing together.

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Finish **it! Jam // January 2021

Everybody knows it: You’re starting a game or project in your spare time or in a game jam and then the time runs out or the jam finishes, but the project doesn’t. Nevertheless, the project keeps popping up in your head every now and then… Now is the time to grab out one of your old projects and push it at least to an alpha or beta prototype!

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The Codevember 2020

This year was quite a mess with a lot of stuff that happened which led to a felt state of complete chaos. But as in every case: from chaos arises new order. While we had some trouble with the economy and the health systems and a lot of challenges to handle, the COVID-19 pandemic also triggered a lot of changes in social and political aspects: A lot of conservative pattern and habits were questioned and partly dissolved. We had the chance to experience change in places where we didn’t expect it and (sadly) also to wait for the change which never happened.

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How it all began

This is what this idea was all about: In Tübingen, a small university town in the south of Germany, a few people and friends were blocking one weekend for a project which was beyond the everyday coding and studying routine and activities.

Our Story

We all have been passionate programmers or, if not, have been passionate about something else. Sadly, often in life the daily routine and the things you like don’t allow the freedom to free your mind and play around with them – or they don’t go hand in hand at all. With this in mind, we tried to start the Codevember project. In the beginning of 2014 it was only one day – blocked for a project we would love to do and we’ve been passionate about. We soon realized that one day wasn’t enough at all to find a idea, choose a coding environment and frameworks, set them up and finish the project. However, we’ve learned a lot and decided to catch up every year in November from then. The Codevember rose and quickly became a mixture between an annual reunion and a playground for ideas and coding skills. 

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