Now is your chance to write some code with your meetup friends. GTA PHP is pleased to announce our first ever Hackathon. If you've been to a hackathon before you'll know how much fun it can be. If you haven't been to one before, here's how it will work:
We spend the first 30 minutes discussing projects we want to work on. Anyone who has an idea is welcome to speak up and invite others to hack on it with you. There is no specific topic or limitations, but this would usually be some sort of open-source or pet project that you are building or helping with. It might be a brand new idea that you want to get off the ground, or a specific technology you want to play with, or it could be something that you have been working on for years and have some pesky bugs to fix. If you don't have a project of your own you want to work on, then you are encouraged to join someone else to help work on theirs.
Once we decide on which projects we will be working on, we will form into teams of roughly 3-4 people. The team will then work together on a specific project with the goal of having something to show off by the end of the night.
At around 10:30pm we will start the demos. We will setup a projector and someone from each group will tell everyone about their project and what they accomplished during the hackathon by showing off code and/or final output.
We won't be serving any drinks or food, but you are welcome to bring something in provided that you don't leave any waste behind. CSI is a zero-waste environment so we can't leave anything behind that wasn't there when we arrived (not even anything in the garbage cans).
Bring you own laptop. There is decent wifi onsite.
Here is the schedule that we hope to be following:
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Discuss Ideas & Form Teams
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Hacking
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Demo!