Today we received the news which we were dreading, after some access issues with the venue we were emailed this morning with the news that AQL the owners of the venue and one of Hacknorth sponsor were unable to supply the building citing ” contractor” over runs. Our first hint of problems was only when we were unable to enter the building without signing an NDA something neither of us were willing to do.
Whatever the reason only two weeks before the event is not enough time to find a suitable replacement so we have had to cancel the event. Myself and Dom are still commited to HackNorth and plan on finding a venue to run it in the new year.
We want to apologise to people who have tickets and who have paid trainfares we are as you can imagine utterly gutted!
The website will be updated shortly with
Earlier today we were told by the venue owners AQL that the venue for HackNorth would not be ready in time to host the event.
This close to the event starting we are utterly devastated as we do not believe we will be able to find a venue that can hold 200+ with WiFi in time and so have had to cancel the event.
At this point we want to thank the amazing sponsors, Yahoo Developer Network, Sun StartUps, Paypal, Haribo, Yorkshire Forward, 4IP, BBC Backstage and eBuyer who have been amazing
We plan to source a new venue and look to plan HackNorth 2 for early next year so don’t despair HackNorth will happen just with a little delay. For people who have gotten tickets fear not they are safe and should you wish to come next year will be valid. For those who have booked trains etc we are so sorry that we had to cancel so late in the day but it really is beyond our control.
While we would be happy to run such an event in an unfinished space we did need it to have basic requirements such as sanitation that could stand up to 200 people use over 24 hours.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask
Tim and Dom
Morte info on Doms post HackNorth Cancelled