Hack Night - Forward Fest Event

Public group


1850 Deming Way #120 · Middleton, WI

How to find us

Make sure to use the main entrance (the one pictured in the photo). There is a Paradigm sign over the top, and it is between the taller building to the left and Esker to the right. The door will be locked, so Ross will be there to let you in.

Location image of event venue


This event is happening at Paradigm in Middleton, WI in association with Forward Fest.

// make some stuff
Hack nights are a great opportunity to work on a project that you've been putting off or just to get some help with a project you've been banging your head against! We encourage hackers to pair up as well as making mentors and whiteboards available to help you power through challenges.

Hack = Working to find clever solutions
Hack != Pretending to be Neo and Hacking the Matrix while wearing sunglasses in the dark

Around 8:00pm we'll open the floor for anybody that wants to do a lightning talk on the project they've worked on at the event. Unlike our normal Hack and Tells, your project does not need to be complete. Feel free to talk about the goals of the project, the challenges you faced, and anything cool you learned working on it.

// the rules
- No work-related projects
- Anything else goes. Hardware, software, giggleware, or any other type of ware. All that matters is that you make something cool.

// interested in attending?
Make sure to read the code of conduct (http://hackandtell.org/#code_of_conduct)!

// schedule
6:00 - 6:30 Snacks, drinks, grab a chair, meet a hacker.
6:30 - 8:00 Pair up with a buddy or just ask somebody for help!
8:00 - 8:30 Tell us about your Hack!
8:30 - 9:00 Linger, ask questions, cleanup.

// 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.