Brackets Hackathon

London October 3, 2012



12-20 Osborn St, London E1 6TE


to the open source code editor built with the web for the web.

Join the Brackets team for our FIRST public hackathon. Contribute to the open source code editor built with the web for the web.

Brackets is an MIT-licensed open-source code editor for web design and development. It’s built on top of open web standards (JavaScript, HTML and CSS) so if you have the skills to use Brackets, you have the skills to contribute, extend and hack on Brackets. If hacking on the core editor isn’t your thing, Brackets has a growing extension API that makes it easy to integrate your favorite framework or web-based tool.

Adobe is hosting a full day hackathon with morning sessions to give you everything you need to know to start hacking on Brackets. Sessions will be followed by beer, food, and engineers on hand to help you dive into Brackets and start fixing bugs, adding features, or building your own extensions.

Bring your laptop. There will be internet, power and plenty of table space to comfortably work. No prior experience with Brackets is required.

Event Schedule

  1. 9:30 - 10 AM
    Coffee and pastries
  2. 10 - 10:30 AM
    Introducing Brackets
    Adam Lehman
    Adam Lehman

    In this sessions, Adam will provide an update on Brackets and discuss the philosophies behind the project. You will learn about some of the unique features already included and the roadmap for future innovation.

  3. 10:30 - 11:15 AM
    Brackets Architecture Overview (aka. The Brachitecture)
    Peter Flynn
    Peter Flynn

    Lead Brackets contributor, Peter Flynn, will talk about how Brackets works under the hood: starting with a high-level view of the tech stack and class structure, then delving into how to use the most common core APIs.

  4. 11:15 - 12 PM
    How to Hack on Brackets: Core and Extensions
    Narciso “NJ” Jaramillo
    Narciso (NJ) Jaramillo

    Whether you want to get your code into the official Brackets repo or build an awesome extension, this talk is for you. NJ will walk through the simple steps needed to start using Brackets to hack on Brackets. We'll also cover our approach to extensibility and the APIs we've built so far.

  5. 12 - 1 PM
    Lunch provided by Adobe
  6. 1 - 5 PM
    Open hackathon
  7. 5 - 7 PM
    Brackets Happy Hour
    (open to the public)