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Hack Upstate, part 1

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As part of the FOSS Box, I go to a lot of events. These events, called "hackathons", are typically crazy coding marathons that can last as long as 24 hours. Typically, the focus is on creating something unique that fits a certain theme.

This past weekend, 16 of us (as well as some FOSS Box alumni) traveled to Syracuse, NY to participate in Hack Upstate. Once there, we divided into many teams, and we were somewhat successful.

Along the way, I met up (again) with some cool people as well as met some other awesome people with some neat ideas. A friend and I had an interesting idea, but as soon as we started talking with Rounded representatives, we knew that we could have much more fun with their project, called Density. We decided to work with them on a project that was jokingly named "Mass over Volume".

My friends and I each had fairly complementary skillsets:

By our powers combined, we were Captain Density!

After winning a not-quite-insignificant number of awards for the team's work, we decided that we weren't quite finished yet. Alex and I have been emailing Andrew and Derek about their plans for the future. We're all fairly excited about it, as we have some cool uses planned for them - and to help us out, Andrew and Derek gave Greg, Alex, and I each one of the prototype Density boxes so that we can continue development. We're currently arranging times to have phone conferences about this continuing development.


This post is part 1/2 of the series on Hack Upstate 2013:

  1. Hack Upstate, part 1
  2. Hack Upstate, part 2
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