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What is a Hackathon? (2014)
Transcript of What is a Hackathon? (2014)
Organizer - LVTech
- Eric S. Raymond (How to become a Hacker)
Many definitions, “most having to do with technical adeptness and a delight in solving problems and overcoming limits.”
Unique use of something. A quick or non-obvious solution to a problem. Combining or modifying things in an unexpected way.
This includes software, hardware, & everyday life.
What can you
“If only [this] did [that] like [that other thing].”
-- Someone Frequently
Just Combining Things
: I want your identity.
: Your password.
to see if it's possible.
you care about.
“Hacked this together last night.”
“Grab the code and hack on it.”
“I hacked my tablet to do that.”
An event bringing hackers together to build interesting things, learn about new technology, and share experiences.
“...someone who can make a computer do what he wants - whether the computer wants to or not.”
- Paul Graham
“Ugly and imaginative solutions have something in common: they both break the rules.”
- Paul Graham
“Whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into it.”
- The Jargon File
It's on the Internet,
It Must Be True
this one thing...
Okay, so for
that can’t be
: Mom worries.
: She doesn't Foursquare.
Who is this guy?
In case you only recognize people by their profile pics.
why do think