It works like this:
I find out what you know already.
I find out what you want to know.
I find you a person to pair-program with.
Hopefully they know what you want to know.
You two think of a simple project (software probably)
which can be built in a Hackternoon.
You build the project and deploy it.
Variations on this theme:
1. You program alone (about 20% follow this path).
2. You arrive at the Meetup already paired up with your evil-twin.
3. You just socialize and surf web games and make new friends
and do nothing "productive"
(about 10% follow this path).
If you have any questions, e-me at dan at bot4.us
--Dan (Hackternooner Founder)