Geeks Without Bounds will be participating and facilitating in the Everyone Hacks event in San Francisco on January 18-20, 2013. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to build an app, or how to build with a team, or what these “hackathon” things are all about, this event is for you. The event provides you with food, power, motivational drinks, and guidance. You bring your toolset (laptop, Wacom tablet, favorite pen, brain) and a willingness to hack. Check out the Facebook page, and the Eventbrite invitation to reserve your spot!
For those new to the term, a hackathon is a gathering of diverse people around challenges who work on addressing those challenges. While traditionally geared towards the technical, a recent understanding and appreciation of design, social integration, and business have made these events much more diverse.
Everyone Hacks is designed to create safe space while expanding what you think you’re capable of. In a collaborative setting, you’ll produce a surprising amount of work in a very short period of time, both with people you have only just met and old friends.
If you’re already a hackathon veteran, you are also more than welcome! See some fresh faces and rethink “normal.”
- Friday, doors open at 18:00 for meet-and-greet, drinks, and short talks.
- Saturday, doors open at 09:00 for breakfast and that sweet nectar of life, coffee. Half-hour workshops run from 10 to noon on a variety of topics.
- Sunday, hacking continues with a break to go home to sleep. Teams present to judges at 16:00.
- Books from No Starch Press
- Spheros from SendGrid
The event is sponsored by:
Check back in with us in January for more details on speakers and workshops. We hope you are able to attend, and look forward to seeing you there!