When I saw the rain start to come down last Thursday morning, I had a bummed moment knowing weather is key when it comes to the success of event attendance. Well I should have never had a moment of worry because despite a damp start to the day, the Project:Connect —Hacking for a Better Web Hackathon filled quickly with a smart, fun, enthusiastic, talented group of participants eager to hack.
We had 15 teams hacking with names like Team Hummus, The Backpackers, CB Media, and That Could Be Your Sister. What I was really excited to see was the mix of minds from high school to retirement, experienced to novice, and local to around-the-world. The day exceeded all expectations.
For over 5 hours the teams sprawled out across two floors scribbling on paper, coding on laptops, laughing as ideas got tossed around before that aha moment happened. Here are a few of the brilliant hacks that came out of the day: