Update Friday September 12, 2014. Wow, Student Day was great. More soon. In the meantime ,a few pictures I took. Yes, they suck. Does anyone have better shots? Let me know and i'll publish them.
I was pleased to be asked by Intel's Bob Duffy to jaunt down to San Antonio last weekend for a 36-hour 'school's out' lock-in hackathon. SoHacks 2014 was held June 13 and 14 at Rackspace's extremely accommodating global headquarters, and supported by a veritable 'who's who' of sponsors... including, of course, Intel.
I recently wrote here about the 2014 SoHacks hackathon, and doing so inspired me to do a general write-up on hackathon best practices based on my experience. I hear comments now and then from those involved with developer evangelism that hackathons are a waste of time and money, and I believe this article can help put that broad claim to rest.
Here at the Intel Developer Zone, we’ve launched an exciting platform called the "Share Your App Project”, a great way for interested developers to share what they’re working on with the greater developer community. Every month, we plan to recognize a few apps for innovation, creativity, and intuitive and interesting use of technology.