The format of course stays the same: 5 minutes to show off your hack, and 5 minutes for the audience to applaud, cry, laugh, inquiry, snore, chew, stand, sit, dance, grow, interact, etc. But, of course, we hope that the audience provides lots of great feedback and asks interesting questions (probably while sitting, though dancing audience members are certainly free to participate as well)!
Show us what you've got! But, remember, no startup pitches, no work related projects, and no deckware! See you at Meetup!
If you're interested in presenting, this is the url to use:
NOTE: All money raised from the $5 RSVP fee will be donated to an hacker-focused organization in need. (Last time we donated it to the Software Freedom Conservancy! https://sfconservancy.org/)
: Let us 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.
Questions We Expect To Be Asked
Do I need to RSVP if I sign up to present?
* Yes! We sometimes need to use the RSVP's as a name list to comply with building security. If you are selected to present but do not have an RSVP, contact [masked] and we'll sort it out for you.
Do I have to pay if I sign up to present?
* No! Anyone who even so much as submits a presentation proposal, whether or not you're actually selected, will *not* be charged. If you want to present, you already have "skin in the game." We're trying to make everyone who wants to attend invested enough to *actually* show up.
I have a fixed income / am a student / just simply don't have $5 to spare, can I still come?
* Please contact [masked], let us know, and we'll take care of you! We definitely want to be as inclusive as possible, and if money is your only problem we won't let it get in the way of you joining us!