Kwaku Akoi ’14 writes in with an event that appeals to the future Zuckerbergs out there:
Remember how programmers duked it out on The Social Network? Well, Wesleyan is hosting its very own Hackathon this weekend (9/6 – 9/8). Hack it out for 48 hours — may the best code win — or crash-course your way through the basics at bootcamp workshops, no experience necessary. Register here: weshack.com.
As a technology minimalist, I have very little to add about the glory of computers or code writing or app-making (or, as I like to call it, witchcraft) but, according to the website, there seems to be a little bit of everything for everyone at this event, like a well-stocked digital buffet. If you have only a basic working knowledge of technology, like me, you could attend the Tech Bootcamp, and learn how to do
laptop push-ups, data crunches, and hard-drive jumping jacks website creation, graphic design, and basic techie stuff. Or, if your nickname is “the Good Will Hunting of computers” you should probably find some buddies and make a Hackathon team to design a Wes-based app that we can all use. (Please, someone make an app that tells me when there is less than 20 people in Weshop.) If you don’t want to compete or learn new things, you can always just send the Hackers a tweet telling them how cool they are.
Dates: Sept 6-8
Place: Register here