A Weekend in Cannes
The MIDEM Hack is an annual event in Cannes, organised by my fellow SendGrid evangelist Martyn Davies. Music Hackathons are my favourite hackathons, but this was actually my first MIDEM Hack and I have to say, it was a great event. Although not quite the scale of the US College hackathons of 1,400 people; MIDEM Hack held just 30 passionate hackers in a top-floor room in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in the beautiful harbour town of Cannes in the south of France.
Bang The Biebs
The goals of the game are simple; use the Leap Motion to “bang” as many Bieber heads as you can, without touching the “Deadheads’”(the oversized, red-coloured Bieber heads). If you accidentally hit 5 Deadheads in a row, you will be subject to the dreaded “Oops” screen. You can actually see me giving the live demo of Bang the Biebs embedded below. There is a cheeky surprise wrecking ball Easter Egg in the game that I am very happy to say went down incredibly well at demo time!
If you own a LeapMotion, I urge you to put it to use. It’s a LOT of fun, and the possibilities are vast! I also urge you to try the game for yourself! Try getting as far as you can by hitting as many Biebs’ heads as possible, but also see what happens when you hit 5 Deadheads in a row. A just punishment, I’m sure you will agree!
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