Hackdays – How Much Preparation is Acceptable?

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I don’t watch much TV. During the last episode of The Apprentice, my Twitter-feed was suddenly flooded with people talking about Nick Holzherr‘s app “Whisk”. Apparently it was some kind of recipe / shopping / mash up thing called Whisk. Sounded good. Sounded familiar. Then I remembered this from CadburyHack Best use of APIs at…

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Over The Air 2012

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Another brilliant event from Over The Air. The perfect mix of lectures, hacking, and relaxing in a country manor / museum. And, to top it off, my hack won a brace of prizes! The Wifi just about held up. Although I think it’s fundamentally impossible to provide decent connectivity to 200+ people. Especially when they’re…

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Dave Winer is Wrong About Hackdays

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Dave Winer is totally off base when he says “Hackathons are how marketing guys wish software were made.” Perhaps it’s different in his part of the world, but over here, hackdays are fun! All the hackathon / hackdays I’ve been to are, essentially, Scrapheap Challenge* for software people. *Note to Americans, Junkyard Wars is the…

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