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hack && tell
// show off your hack Come do a 5 minute lightning talk to show off your hack, then the audience gets 5 minutes to clap, cringe, ask questions, or interact! // the rules - No startup pitches - No work-related projects - No deckware or vaporware // interested in attending? Make sure to read the code of conduct (! // schedule 6:00 - 6:30Snacks, drinks, grab a chair, meet a hacker. 6:30 - 8:00 Tell about your Hack! 8:00 - 8:30 Linger, ask questions, help fold chairs. // interested in presenting? Fill out the form ( and RSVP! // wait, no work-related projects? Yeah, let me clarify. I want to promote the projects that people do in their spare time, for fun, or utility. 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 which your company has allowed you to release with a libre license — this is usually fine. If in doubt, just ask, and we'll be happy to guide you. // okay, but why the signup fee? First, I want to increase the odds that people who RSVP will actually show up. Since we have a limited number of seats, I want to make sure people don't have to be on the waitlist when there are several others that won't show up. Second, running a meetup is kinda pricy. Payments will go towards food and costs. Anything left over will get stored away until we make an annual donation to something hacking related like the EFF ( or the Software Freedom Conservancy ( // do I need to RSVP if I sign up to present? Yes! If you are selected to present but do not have an RSVP, contact the organizers and we'll sort it out for you. // do I need to pay if I sign up to present? No! Anyone who so much as submits a presentation proposal, whether or not you're selected, will not be charged. If you want to present, you already have a stake in attending. I're just trying to make everyone who wants to attend invested enough to actually show up.

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Madhackers is all about connecting hackers in the greater Madison area so they can build cool stuff together. We offer events where you can:

• Stop procrastinating on that project that you've been wanting to finish;

• Meet other developers to collaborate with;

• And show off that sweet app you wrote.

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If you're looking for the best development talent, you've found the right place. Now just make sure you do it the right way. Recruiters are not welcome at all events, but we will be moving toward connecting job seekers and employers starting in early 2017. If you're interested, don't hesitate to send me an email at .

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