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The event lasted three days, ran 24 hours a day and included talks, a programming contest and several satellite activities. It was free for attendees.
The event took place over three whole days.
The afternoon of the first day and the morning of the second were filled with technical presentations, from both invited speakers and attendees who submitted a talk that was accepted.
On the afternoon of the second day a programming contest started. Attendees gathered in groups of at least three people and had 24 hours to code something new. After the 24 hours passed, each group had 90 seconds to present their project.
Projects were then voted on and 10 teams were declared winners and receive prizes.
Some of the projects received sponsorship from SAPO to help them reach a mature state.
The building where the event takes place was open 24 hours a day and attendees could sleep inside, if they wanted to.
Those wanting to attend the event had to apply to attend. Applicants who did not work with technology directly, such as those in marketing, were rejected. Attendees included developers, systems administrators, web designers, etc.
While SAPO organized the whole event by itself, other companies stepped in as partners, either bringing in gadgets, demos, or other things.
- O'Reilly - present from 2007 to 2014, with a book stand offering discounts on their books
- Microsoft - present from 2007 to 2014 with consoles such as Xbox and occasionally with other projects such as the Interactive Canvas
- PT Inovação - present from 2007 to 2014 with Meo and other telecom related technologies
- Cisco - present from 2007 to 2014, providing the network solution every year and occasionally showcasing projects such as Hologram solutions
- 2014 - April 10–12 - MEO Arena, Lisbon - 900 attendees
- 2012 - November 16–18 - Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon - 800 attendees
- 2011 - November 10–12 - Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon - 800 attendees
- 2010 - November 11–13 - Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon - 700 attendees
- 2009 - December 3–5 - Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon - 600 attendees
- 2008 - LX Factory, Lisbon - 500 attendees
- 2007 - Gare Marítima de Alcântara, Lisbon - 400 attendees
- Some of 2010's keynotes
- Brian Suda - "Collecting and Visualizing Data"
- Bruno Pedro - "Everything OAuth"
- Tiago Henriques - "Computer Forensics - The Digital CSI - What, Why and How"
- Jorge Teixeira - "Mining Online News"
- Some of 2009's keynotes
- Some of 2008's keynotes
- Jan Lehnardt - "CouchDB"
- Andrew "Bunnie" Huang - "Making the Chumby"
- Jack Moffitt - "Exploring XMPP"
- Marcus Bauer - "Getting started with mobile devices development - Openmoko Freerunner"
- Mitch Altman - "Hardware Hacking area: Make Cool Things with Microcontrollers (and learn to solder)"
- Peter Svensson - "Practical Thin Server Architecture with Dojo"
- Some of 2007's keynotes
Satellite events have included concerts (Wray Gun in 2007, Pornophonique in 2009), a Quiz Show, gaming events and workshops on soldering, lockpicking, 3d printing and other areas.
- "Highlights from previous years".
- "SAPO Codebits 2008 on ComSom".
- "Conteúdos do Sapo chegam ao ecrã da TV". in Portuguese
- "Exame Informática news piece on Cisco's Hologram solution at Codebits".
- "SAPO Codebits 2007 on SIC".
- "SAPO Codebits 2007 on Exame Informática".
- "List of speakers for SAPO Codebits 2010".
- "List of speakers for SAPO Codebits 2009".
- "List of speakers for SAPO Codebits 2008".
- "Codebits 2008, by Peter Svensson".
- "List of speakers for SAPO Codebits 2007".
- "SAPO brings Second Life specialist to Portugal"., in Diário de Notícias