A couple weeks ago, a few of us flew up to Seattle, to host a Hack U competition at the University of Washington. Having been there twice before, we were carrying great expectations, and we certainly were not disappointed as usual, UW students proved to be an incredible group of hackers. Heres what transpired:
The Hack U began on Wednesday, with an evening kick-off in the wonderful atrium of the Paul Allen Computer Science Building. We provided lunch, and discussed the short few rules of the Hack U contest. We also heard from Code for America, a great organization devoted to helping local governments with solutions to engineering problems, and from Amazon, which graciously provided students with free accounts for hosting their hacks (thanks goes out to both organizations!).
On Thursday, we hosted a couple of talks: an accessibility lunch talk by Ted Drake, who gave students many great insights on the importance of accessibility at Yahoo!, and an evening talk by Douglas Crockford,Read More »from Hack U at UW: Always Memorable