I spent the weekend at a hackathon titled Reinventing Local. Starting at around 11am on Saturday, we had until 2pm Sunday to hammer out an idea and get it coded together. After wandering around to various groups, listening to ideas and seeing where I could best fit in, I settled down with Buildingly. The pitch was: a site which tailors event, food, and deals based on your address.
In any case. I had a great time (if not stressful at times) working with a group of new aquaintances and as a bonus we won three prizes! we got a prize from ordr.in, Open Forum, and ‘best community building app’. It seems that this might get built out a little more beyond this weekend. It was an interesting experience being part of such a large hackathon (28 projects, something like 80 people I’d guess).