Friday, December 2, 2011

HACKWEEKEND Dec 10-11th 2011

HACKWEEKEND: OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION FROM "HACKERS"


By definition, there are several meanings to the word "hacker".

- The first and most widely accepted variant usually describes individuals who accesses a computer system by circumventing its security system. 
- The second kind, often known as life hackers, are the type that make innovative customizations or combinations of retail electronic and computer equipment to better their use for a specific reason.

As for the third variant, one that's being championed by the organizers of the upcoming Hackweekend event, a hacker is called such "due to their skill and speed in which they can hack together working solutions to problems".

Happening on : 10 December 2011 at 
Location : The Bee in Solaris Dutamas. 
Expecting : Attendance of 90 to 120 people, 

Activities
Hackers are then placed into groups and are given 24 hours to build a working prototype of the said idea. During this 24 hour window, hackers are expected to cover all the bases such as mock ups, designing, coding, debugging. This is because once the 24 hour deadline is over, each team will be given 3 minutes to present a working demo of their prototype to not only their peers, but also to a group of invited guests who usually comprise of investors.

Note
Although there are no prizes per se for the winner, the prospect of having your idea scrutinized by potential investors sounds exciting enough! There are no promises that you'll walk out of the event as a fully funded band of hackers either, but what this event offers is an opportunity to work with like minded individuals, and a chance to finally convert those wacky and zany ideas into a working prototype.

For more information on Hackweekend
You can hit up the official website at http://hack.weekend.my/. On the website there is also an application form which you can fill if you would like to be invited as a participating hacker.

Source: Hackweekend

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