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Why Hack?

Why Hack?

Opening Keynote for Princeton Hackday. What we learn from hacking and 3 tips for making the best hack.

Hannah Donovan

November 13, 2016
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  1. WHY HACK?
    Hannah Donovan, 11 Nov 2016

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  3. MUSIC &
    ENTERTAINMENT

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  4. MUSIC &
    ENTERTAINMENT
    RECOMMENDATIONS

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  5. MUSIC &
    ENTERTAINMENT
    RECOMMENDATIONS
    SELF EXPRESSION

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  6. MUSIC &
    ENTERTAINMENT
    RECOMMENDATIONS
    SELF EXPRESSION
    SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

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  7. REAL LIFE IS FULL OF
    CONSTRAINTS AND
    IT’S MESSY AF.

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  8. WE HACK.

    WE IMPROVISE,
    WE FREESTYLE.

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  10. HER AUDIENCE.
    AND SHE KNOWS
    THEM WELL.

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  11. 1. BUILD FOR
    PEOPLE YOU
    KNOW

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  12. 1. BUILD FOR
    PEOPLE YOU
    KNOW

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  13. KNOWING
    WHAT WE
    WANT IS
    HARD

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  14. I HACK FOR DESIRES,
    NOT NEEDS
    That’s okay

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  15. GONZO
    DESIGN
    The truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
    ― Hunter S. Thompson

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  19. 2. HAVE A
    STRONG POINT
    OF VIEW

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  20. COMPUTERS
    CAN’T GIVE A
    DAMN (YET!)
    YOU CAN.

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  22. 3. IMPROVISE
    LIKE A PRO

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  24. !
    ! !
    !!

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  25. is asking the right
    questions at the
    right time.
    50% OF MAKING

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  26. What do you want?
    Why do you want it?
    FIRST ASK
    How to do it
    THEN DECIDE

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  27. INVESTIGATING
    (WHAT, WHY)
    Turning the
    ‘creative corner’
    PRODUCING (HOW)

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  29. Don’t be vain because you happen to
    have talent. You are not responsible for
    that, it was not of your doing. What you
    do with your talent is what matters. you
    must cherish this gift. Do not demean or
    waste what you have been given. Work—
    work constantly and nourish it. 

    —Pablo Casals

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  30. HAVE FUN!
    Have a question or want to say hi?
    Follow me on Twitter @han

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