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Mini-Hackathon

To help get people familiar with the idea of a hackathon we will be doing a mini-hack, essentially meaning instead of it being a weekend long event it will be for a couple of hours! It's a great way to really get to know your community and possibly find that dream team.

Is it even possible to build something in that time?
You better believe it is! In fact if you are able to build an amazing prototype in 6 hours imagine what you could do at the next weekend long event.

What will I need?
You will need to bring a laptop, computer or something to work on.

Who is this event for?
If you are a coder, designer, business guy, or just curious in the whole process all are welcome! But remember no matter what everyone must present something at the end!

But I want to build the next facebook!
That's cool... But don't come into this thinking you can do that. The point of these short hacks is to get you used to the idea of iterating fast and learning how to work in a team under pressure. And best of all to come up with new ideas! But we want you to come out of the event thinking you can build the next facebook :-D

Can I pitch an idea?
Of course you can :-D You will have 3 minutes to do your pitch and no more!

What is the schedule?
1:00pm-2:00pm quick intro/tips & tricks/pitches/team breaking
2:00pm-7:45pm hack away
7:45pm-8:00pm clean up
8:00pm-9:00pm presentations!

What are the rules?

1. No working on existing projects

2. No leaving your team mid-way through the hack

3. Must start from scratch, using existing open-source frameworks okay

Look forward to seeing what everyone will make :-D

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  • Chris B.

    A great experience for knowledge sharing, meeting new people, and getting ideas off the ground. I left off one star only to indicate that the process is still evolving.

    September 16, 2012

  • Thomas A.

    Great group of people. Hacker Lab rocks.

    September 16, 2012

  • Chris B.

    This is Chris Biddle. I may have to sit this one out. Will confirm one way or the other by this evening.

    September 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you can come Chris! Just make sure to update your RSVP if you can't make it!

      September 10, 2012

    • Chris B.

      I'm in.

      September 10, 2012

  • Justin O.

    Regarding rule #3: Are we allowed to plan/talk about an idea prior to the event?

    August 20, 2012

    • Mike

      Per the last hackathon - I do want to clarify - my understanding is it IS ok to setup platforms and environments though, right? Especially with a mini-hackathon, that can easily become a large amount of the time spent.

      August 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Correct! ALWAYS have your tools ready to go, like I said you can use open source frameworks (which should speed things up). You can write out your idea, you can have your tools all fired up and ready to go... The only thing you can not do is actually start coding the idea before hand.

      August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello!! i really interested in this meet up tho .... the day, I have stuff to do so I may be able to stay there couple hours..... Since I just joined this group so it is good timing to know the meetup members, Would you mind if I visit Mini-Hackathon for couple hours or so ?

    August 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's fine, just if you join a team make sure to let them know that you will be leaving.

      August 7, 2012

  • Hailey

    I will be pitching a project, yes yes!

    August 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome! But remember pitching is only half the battle, you need to spend the other half building it ;-)

      August 1, 2012

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