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The Disrupt Europe hackathon began just a few hours ago at Old Billingsgate in London. Participants are now gathered in The Vault, the venue’s ominously-named underground area — but earlier, when everyone was still waiting for the doors to open, Mike Butcher and I walked the line and talked to a few of the attendees about why they’d came and what they’re planning to build.
There were some cool ideas (not to mention a few highly secretive teams), but the best part was hearing how many people were coming to Disrupt for the first time, or to their first hackathon ever.
Teams will have a little less than 24 hours to complete their projects. On Sunday, they’ll be presenting the results on-stage and competing for prizes from TechCrunch and the various event sponsors.
Tickets to Disrupt Europe are still available and can be purchased here.