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Hackathons

alicetragedy
September 09, 2016

 Hackathons

A short talk about hackathons & #lemmings16 for Travis CI Lightning Talks.

alicetragedy

September 09, 2016
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  1. Hackathons

  2. The usual hackathon format and why it doesn’t work for

    me • Not made for inexperienced coders
  3. The usual hackathon format and why it doesn’t work for

    me • Not made for inexperienced coders • Actually, not made for people who aren’t coders
  4. The usual hackathon format and why it doesn’t work for

    me • Not made for inexperienced coders • Actually, not made for people who aren’t coders • Not a diverse environment
  5. The usual hackathon format and why it doesn’t work for

    me • Not made for inexperienced coders • Actually, not made for people who aren’t coders • Not a diverse environment • Competitive
  6. The usual hackathon format and why it doesn’t work for

    me • Not made for inexperienced coders • Actually, not made for people who aren’t coders • Not a diverse environment • Competitive • Difficult to learn as a “newbie” because of time pressure
  7. The usual hackathon format and why it doesn’t work for

    me • Not made for inexperienced coders • Actually, not made for people who aren’t coders • Not a diverse environment • Competitive • Difficult to learn as a “newbie” because of time pressure • Difficult to join a team if you don’t know anyone
  8. How hackathons could be great • Meeting new people

  9. How hackathons could be great • Meeting new people •

    Learning new things
  10. How hackathons could be great • Meeting new people •

    Learning new things • Creative problem-solving
  11. How hackathons could be great • Meeting new people •

    Learning new things • Creative problem-solving • Solving a specific problem with the tools at hand
  12. #lemmings16 • A summer-long, hackathon program on the topic of

    bots
  13. #lemmings16 • A summer-long, hackathon program on the topic of

    bots • Participants are “selected”: diverse crowd + skill sets
  14. #lemmings16 • A summer-long, hackathon program on the topic of

    bots • Participants are “selected”: diverse crowd + skill sets • Rotating teams created by the organisers
  15. #lemmings16 • A summer-long, hackathon program on the topic of

    bots • Participants are “selected”: diverse crowd + skill sets • Rotating teams created by the organisers • Weekly rotating location, to get to know the Viennese startup+co-working ecosystem
  16. Next #lemmings16 event: Ars Electronica in Linz A digital art,

    technology and society festival
  17. Demo-time! @EnidBot: A silly Telegram bot I made using my

    favourite movie, gifs, and Telegram’s awesome “inline query” feature, using Python
  18. Thank you for listening <3