The best part of a hackathon is the part where you get up and show off your nifty hack. Let's have a meetup where ALL you do is show off nifty hacks that you made!
It's structured like this.
We give you 5 minutes to show off your hack.
Then we give you 5 minutes to answer questions from the audience.
Your hack can use any language/platform/whatever you want, and can do almost anything that would belong in a vanilla hackathon. Have questions about what this means? Drop me a line.
It is free. Always will be. It would be antithetical to hacker culture to charge admission!
A couple of things are completely off limits:
NO vaporware or deckware. You have to have built it. It's ok if it's not quite done, but obviously it's important that something works in some capacity. Remember you're presenting to a crowd of people.
NO startup pitches. At all. Ever.
NO presentations that exist simply to promote commercial projects. Just don't do it.
ONLY tech folks. If you are show up for something other than watching people present hacks, then you do not belong here. This includes people who are here only to recruit!
Lastly, a shout out to Hack and Tell NYC , which inspired this meetup (as well as a few others ).