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Hack Night (Bozeman)

We are going to have a Hack Night up at MSU. Jade set us up with one of the computer labs on campus. Bring your laptops or use the lab PCs. There's plenty of power and network cables to go around. We are planning to just spend the evening hacking on stuff. If you want to try out rails, setup a new codeigniter app, get some feedback on your latest project, or anything else, come on out. You are also welcome to just come out for socializing, there is bound to be quite a bit of that. If you want to go in on some pizzas, bring a few bucks along (I'll bring my Square as well). The only restriction we have is no beer at this event. Campus has special restrictions on when and where you can have alcohol. See you there.

If you have trouble finding the lab call Rob @[masked]

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  • Rob I.

    A great evening taking about and looking at interesting technologies. Never ceased to be amazed at the intellectual horsepower of this group! Great to have Lance Fisher over from Missoula as well.

    June 14, 2012

  • Rob L.

    Great discussion although we didn't end up getting a lot done.

    June 14, 2012

  • Rob L.

    Yes.

    June 13, 2012

  • Ryan S.

    So are we planning to do Pizza for sure?

    June 13, 2012

  • Jade R.

    Yay! The doors are unlocked!

    June 13, 2012

  • Jade R.

    Bah! I forgot to submit a building request to keep the doors unlocked. I talked to University Police and they SAID they would come unlock them for me if they don't get here in time just call me at[masked] and i'll come let you in! Sorry!

    June 13, 2012

  • daniel a.

    Lance I was recently told I should try node.js for screen scraping - I'd love to see how you do it. I'll have to check out phantom.js while I'm at it

    June 13, 2012

  • Jade R.

    I have a presentation on VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) tomorrow so I will work on that too :) last minute ftl

    June 13, 2012

  • Lance F.

    I'd be interested in screen scraping stuff. I've been using phantom.js and node.js for it recently. I'd also like to get some rails tips from someone.

    1 · June 13, 2012

  • rajesh

    one of the prototype (in screen scraping area) that i built a while back was to actually render the page(using webkit) and draw and merge bounding boxes based on css algorithimically. this seems to eliminate footers/headers/right and next navigation bars and focus on meat of the page. the goal was to learn the structure of page and db schema of the site. i will see if i can dig up the code. definitely not a one night project though ;)

    June 13, 2012

  • daniel a.

    Cool - I have a few tools I use, and I recently read: http://www.webbotsspidersscreenscrapers.com/ - there are some python tools I've been meaning to try. Should be fun!

    June 13, 2012

  • Ryan S.

    Daniel, I would be interested in working on the screen scraping stuff. I've done a lot of it, but its an interesting thing to try and make easier.

    June 13, 2012

  • Rob L.

    Jade and I have some List Rhino (Rails) stuff and I might work on a silly Meteor.js app I've been messing with.

    June 13, 2012

  • daniel a.

    What sort of projects do people plan on working on? I've got a few screen scraping ideas in mind, but I'm curious to hear what other people plan on doing.

    June 13, 2012

  • Jade R.

    The location is Roberts Hall: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=roberts+hall,+bozeman,+montana&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=57.510723,109.863281&hnear=Roberts+Hall,+Bozeman,+Montana+59715&t=m&z=17&iwloc=A

    After 5pm you can park on the streets next to Roberts (6th and Garfield) without a permit.

    Can't wait to see you all there!

    June 11, 2012

  • Jade R.

    Only if you can get past the security protocols and find the garbage file.

    May 29, 2012

  • daniel a.

    So who's bank account are we going to hack?

    May 29, 2012

  • Ryan S.

    Sounds like fun.

    May 23, 2012

  • Jade R.

    We have computers with Windows that I can log in for you, you can also just use the monitor/mouse/keyboard if you have your own laptop/computer that you would like to use!

    May 23, 2012

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