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Hack n Tell Presentation Night

You get 5 minutes to show off what you've built (tool, hack, library, etc). We're language and technology agnostic, so it's all fair game. Then the audience gets 5 minutes to ask you questions about it.

While all technology is fair game, there are a few rules:

No deckware/vaporware. It doesn't have to be completely finished or polished, but it does need to be something you've actually made.
No startup pitches. Ever.
No work projects [1]. No presentations that are just promoting commercial software.
We're inspired by the original Hack and Tell in NYC, like many others.

[1]: Let me clarify the "no job projects" rule. We want to promote the projects that people do in their spare time, for fun, or utility, and not the kinds of projects that are only applicable to people who work in your company, or your direct clients. On the other hand, there may be a project that you've built primarily at work, that solves a *general* problem that your company has allowed you to release with a libre license--this is usually fine.

You can volunteer to present or come to listen. Each presenter gets 5 minutes to tell us about a thing they've made (software/robots/etc); then the audience gets 5 minutes to ask questions.

After the meetup, people trickle out. If there wasn't time to ask your question during the 5 minute window, you can catch the speaker then.
If you're willing to speak, please either post in the comments here or email me at tmurray at wumpus-cave dot net. New speakers are always welcome, and the audience is friendly.

[We expect that if you're presenting a software project, you can show us the code. (This isn't a place to advertise your company's product, for example.) Unfinished/unpolished projects are welcome, but not presentations that are just ideas or plans.]

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  • Karen C.
    Founder, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Timm M.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

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