Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hackathon: in the Spirit of Giving

Given that its nearly Thanksgiving and all, I am hoping I can guilt some people into registering for a Hackathon in February (12th-13th). Basically, you code/design for 24hrs on projects for non-profits.  Its a nice boost to the porfolio/resume, an opportunity to network, and a great way to give something back to the community.

This particular Hackathon is being organized by Stanford University.  Although it is coupled with their Dance Marathon event, you do not need to be affiliated with Stanford to participate.  I joined in the fun last year as a remote hacker (I participated from Indiana) and helped work on some interesting projects w/ very talented individuals.

If you have any interest, you can learn more about the organization and who they help here.  And if this sounds like something you would enjoy, then please register here.  Ignore any questions that do no pertain to you (residence/room number/etc)... this form is used by students as well as remote hackers.  Make sure you answer the last two questions.  By existing team, they mean do you have an organization or group of friends you are registering... Lets say your user group is interested, not everyone in the group needs to register, just register the group itself.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments.  If I can't answer your question, I'll direct you to someone who can.