problem, designed and executed as quickly as possible… But it’s not all about being able to write code well… Can be technical, artistic, web-based. (It can be utterly bonkers, e.g. a play) What is a “hack"?
project or decide who you want to work with 2. You don’t have to pitch a hack idea. Contribute to others 3. Don’t be afraid to tell people what you can (or can’t) do 4. Don’t dwell on what you can’t do 5. Love thy neighbour: you might be the person they need to solve their problem, and vice versa 6. Ask everyone…. about everything, 7. Buddy up with dotastro veterans. They are your mentors. 8. But be selfish: work out what you want to get out of the day 9. Welcome newbies. Some people may float for a bit before settling. Use google docs or better still, pen and paper!
experienced hacker. Be aware of the overwhelmed. 11. Keep hacks simple. Aim for something you can demonstrate 12. Use sticky notes, Slack & existing web tools 13. Ask other groups for suggestions when you get stuck 14. You don’t have to come up with a hack idea 15. Keep your eye on the prize! FAME & GLORY! 16. Embrace the silliness and have fun 8
way to share everything with your teams #awesomwhackproject. It’s channel based so you can stay connected with other hack projects and it integrates beautifully with loads of other tools The best bit… it’s private and archivable. Which means that (unlike Twitter) in 6-12 months time when you want to check on the progress of a hack you don’t have to filter the crap in your twitter feed… 8