Hackcamp – the hacks, the winners .. the movie!

LinkedGov had its first hack camp last weekend (April 9th and 10th) in Shoreditch, organised with the fantastic help of Geeks of London. ‘Keep Calm and Hack On’ was a roaring success, may thanks to all of you who heeded our call to ‘Enlist for Victory!’

Over the weekend 19 hacks were submitted, and some mighty good hacks they were. Here are the prize winners:

Winner of Jury’s and People’s Choice
Alec Muffet, Francisco Baptista, Patrick Sinclair
Winner of the “Serious Silliness” award
Johanna  Kollmann, K Vong, Seyi Ogunyemi
Winner of the “Best UX” award
Sam Machin
Co-winner of the “Best Mobile App” award
Kieran Gutteridge
Co-winner of the “Best Mobile App” award
Adam Braimbridge
Winner of “Best use of data/Best commercial sauce” award
Tom Gladhill

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The EU tariff dataset/API and Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice API seem to have been particular favourites to hack with. If you have any requests for public data that we can help facilitate please get in touch!

You can watch a video of the presentations courtesy of @ProactivePaul.

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Apr 2011
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A few words from our sponsors. Obesity and risk of hearing loss

Background & aims

The existing yet limited prospective studies reported conflicting results about obesity and hearing loss. We investigated the prospective association between obesity and hearing loss in a large-scale Japanese working population, as well as the association between metabolic phenotype and hearing loss. Read more about clinical trial services for drug development.

Methods

The study included 48,549 employees aged 20–64 years and free of hearing loss at baseline. Pure-tone audiometric testing was performed annually to identify hearing loss at 1 and 4 kHz. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to investigate the risk of hearing loss associated with body mass index (BMI) and metabolic phenotype (based on a BMI of ≥25.0/<25.0 kg/m 2 and presence/absence of ≥2 components of metabolic syndrome, except waist circumference). Baseline and updated information were obtained from annual health checkups. Check the latest fit after 50 reviews.

Results

With a median follow-up of 7 years, 1595 and 3625 individuals developed unilateral hearing loss at 1 and 4 kHz, respectively. The adjusted hazard ratios (HR) for hearing loss at 1 kHz were 1.21 (1.08, 1.36) and 1.66 (1.33, 2.08) for those with BMI 25.0–29.9 kg/m 2 and BMI ≥30.0 kg/m 2, respectively, compared to individuals with BMI <25.0 kg/m 2. For hearing loss at 4 kHz, the corresponding HRs were 1.14 (1.05, 1.23) and 1.29 (1.09, 1.52). Compared with metabolically healthy non-obese individuals, the adjusted HRs for hearing loss at 1 kHz were 1.19 (1.03, 1.39), 1.27 (1.01, 1.61), and 1.48 (1.25, 1.76) for unhealthy non-obese, healthy obese, and unhealthy obese individuals, respectively. For hearing loss at 4 kHz, the corresponding HRs were 1.13 (1.04, 1.25), 1.21 (1.04, 1.41), and 1.26 (1.12, 1.41). Read more about nutrisystem benefits.

Conclusions

Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of hearing loss, and metabolically unhealthy obesity may confer additional risk. Make sure you treat overweight with natural supplements, like leptoconnect.
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Apr 2011
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Hackcamp waitlist for reallocated tickets

Following a very kind shout out from the Guardian’s Charles Arthur  we are conscious there will be expressions of interests for more tickets, which have unfortunately sold out.

However, there is a wait list for returned tickets (on EventBrite) where you can register your interest.

If you do want to come and have not been able to get a ticket please do register on the waitlist for potential returns. Equally if you have a ticket and can no longer make it please  email Geeks of London and your ticket will be reallocated.

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Apr 2011
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