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WWC Winter Hackathon with SpotX!

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WWC Boulder/Denver's first annual hackathon!

Come hack with us @SpotX! Team up and code a Winter theme project in your favorite programming language. If you are new to coding or always wanted to go to a hackathon, we would love for you to come. Everyone is welcome! We will providing electronics to hack with if you want and take home too!

We limited space for the event, so please RSVP! If you are no longer able to come, please update your RSVP, so we can let anyone on the wait list in.

Teams will be formed in the first 30 mins of the event. Great way to meet other WWC members and make something awesome! Please no starting on your projects before the event.

About SpotX: Special thanks to SpotX for sponsoring this event and hosting our location! SpotX is the trusted video advertising platform offering premium publishers holistic inventory management in order to maximize revenue for desktop, mobile and connected TV inventory while driving down operational costs. Publishers leverage SpotX’s ad serving, programmatic technology, and private marketplace capabilities to operate effectively in an increasingly complex digital ecosystem while gaining unprecedented transparency, insight and control over the buying behavior of today’s leading brands. Over 5 billion video ad decisions are processed through the SpotX platform daily, with ads delivered to 600+ million people in over 190 countries per month. SpotX is headquartered north of Denver, and is consistently the top comScore video property for video ads served.

If you want to add Hardware to your project (not required):

For extra fun, there will be Arduinos, Wearables, Makeys Makeys and other electronics sponsored by SparkFun Electronics (https://www.sparkfun.com/) to hack with if you want to experiment with hardware. You will even be able to take home the hardware after the hackathon too, so you can continue hacking! :) Hardware isn't required for your final project if you don't want to hack with it.

Makey Makeys (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11511) - This is great for Web developers who want to add hardware!

Using the MaKey MaKey you can make anything into a key (get it?) just by connecting a few alligator clips. The MaKey MaKey is an invention kit that tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard. This allows you to hook up all kinds of fun things as an input. For example, play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard, or piano with fruit!

ProtoSnap - LilyPad Development Board (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11262)

The ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board is designed to get you started in the world of e-textiles. Combining a LilyPad Simple Board with other LilyPad components like a buzzer, a vibration motor, an RGB LED, a button, a switch, five LEDs, a light sensor, and a temperature sensor, the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board lets you dive right into wearable electronics. When you’ve learned how to program the LilyPad Arduino Simple Board, break apart the components and explore the power of the LilyPad platform. Great for those interested in Wearables!

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - V3.2 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12060)

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The SIK includes everything you need to complete 16 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more. You don’t need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit. Great for those who haven't work with hardware, since there is plenty of open source example code to get started and book to help you with how to wire the components. You will need to download the free open source Arduino IDE.

We will also have a 2x of the ProtoSnap - LilyPad E-Sewing Kit (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11032)as prizes!

About SparkFun: SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. Whether it's a robot that can cook your breakfast or a GPS cat tracking device, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible.

In addition to products, SparkFun also offers classes and online tutorials to help educate individuals in the wonderful world of embedded electronics. Thank you SparkFun for donating parts!

We would love more volunteers for this event. If you are interested, please comment below.

Please give a shout out to our amazing sponsors. We can't wait to see all of you out there!