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Innovate and create with new dynamic wearable technologies

The Razer Nabu is a revolutionary wearable technology that delivers notifications from a smartphone right to one’s wrist and tracks selected personal information. The collected personal, physical and geographical opt-in data as well as pre-configured capabilities and gestures on the Razer Nabu will be available on an open development platform. This allows first- and third-party developers to update existing apps or build new ones to create new types of personal and social experiences for Razer Nabu wearers and third-party app users. The Razer Nabu was first announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas, where it was voted the Best of CES “People’s Choice” winner.


Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers. The company is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Prizes & Briefs


The challenge is to create a new app that harnesses the social capabilities of the Razer Nabu. It can be apps across all categories – be it fitness, business or adding on a new dimension to existing social apps.


Click here to download the Razer Nabu Hackfest: Development Instructions


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3rd Prize – Razer Headset 1st Prize – Razer Blade 14’’ 2nd Prize – Suite of awesome Razer accessories (Mousepad, keyboard, mouse)


Hack Schedule

Day 1 - 12/11/14



08:30 Registration & Welcome refreshments
09:00-10:00 APIs and SDKs get pitched by sponsors.
10:00-10:30 Meet the Mentors & Networking (Creatives and Technologists)
10:30-13:00 Hackfest starts!
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:00 Hacking continues
17:00-18:00 Winding down for day

Day 2 - 13/11/14



08:30 Welcome refreshments
09:00 2nd day of Hackfest starts

Lunch break Judges arrive and start to mingle with the hackers


Presentations to take place for the judges


Hackfest winners announced and awards presentation


Our Hack Judges

These folk play the vital role of determining who deserves to be crowned a Hackfest champ. As experts in their field they will take the time to meet our hack teams, evaluate the concept and review the presentations before deliberating over our deserving winners.



    Mark Tay

    Developer Relations, Razer


    Mark is the go-to guy for anything dev related for the Nabu. He is responsible for marketing the Razer Nabu to third party developers and partners and ensuring that they have everything they need for a seamless developing experience. In his free time,

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    Mahsa Movahedi

    Technical Lead, Razer


    Mahsa is a Software Engineer and technical leader in Razer. Her responsibility is tracking the project progress and make sure we use the most advance technology in Razer products. She will work with quality team to develop the high quality products based on the

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    Nick Haywood

    Regional Marketing Consultant Northern Europe


    16 years of being a professional chef in some of the UKs best kitchens before moving into product development for a major UK supermarket. Became a full-time games journalist after a year of writing reviews for a popular tech review site

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The Facts

When: 12-13 November, 2014

Where: Excel, London (Part of Apps World)

How to get there: http://www.excel-london.co.uk/visiting-excel/

Start time: Kick off at 9am

Dress code: Comfys, daps and anything else you will feel comfortable in.

Visit www.apps-world.net/europe for full details & register for free developer pass


Frequently Asked Questions

Still left with any burning questions about the show? Hopefully you can find the answer below but if not feel free to drop us an email on info@the-hackfest.com

  • What is the application process? +

    Registrations for the Razer Wearables Hackfest are now open! To take part and be in with a chance of winning one of the fantastic prizes above please to register today.  We encourage teams to take part in the Hackfest. If you are already part of a team please register each member individually and come to the event prepared! But don't worry if you are not yet part of a Hackfest team. We'll be providing the opportunity for you to network on the first morning of the event, allowing you to chat, share ideas and form a team worthy of taking the Razer Wearables Hackfest crown! 
  • When do we find out the briefs? +

    Sponsors briefs will be made available to all participants approximately one week prior to the start of the hack. We will also introduce registered hackers to each other so groups can start to be formed, if you so wish
  • What should I bring? +

    Laptop or tablet, comfortable clothing and any gadgets or tools that may help your team win!
  • What will I be provided with? +

    Power sockets, WIFI, hot & cold refreshments, food, seating, and beanbags for the lean-back hackers! 
  • What is a hackathon? +

    A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week in length. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.
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