At my very first hackathon experience this Sunday, I was blown away with what these students could complete in 24 hours.
The event, put on by hackNY, had students compete in a 24-hour coding bonanza where teams (solo or group) built applications off NYC startup platforms. Some of the platforms included Foursquare, Etsy, Tumblr, and The New York Times.
Not coming from a techie background, I was in awe during the presentation hour. I couldn’t help but notice the exhausted smiles, droopy eyes, and Coke bottles scattered throughout. Even with everyone on empty, the energy was high. (more…)