psych0tik will be hosting it’s first hackathon on the weekend of the 24th of September! We’re passionate about hackery and want to dedicate a weekend to it.
For those not familiar with the term, a hackathon is generally when a group of people get together to churn out code for together, often- but not necessarily- on the same project. We’re proposing a social gathering, organized in both meatspace and the IRC to work on things together for a few days. We’ll be meeting in #hackathon for the event, and are organizing a few local meetups.
Melbourne, Aus. richo is organising a meetup, somewhere near the Melbourne CBD. We already have a few confirmed inners, but more are always welcome, as are venue suggestions. All we really need is some space, wifi and power. If anyone is planning to do anything involved with hardware could they let us know?
Dallas, Texas. samurai and NineClaw will hacking at things. No physical meetup has been organized, but it’s not out of the question. We can sort something out on the IRC and make it happen as we see fit.
Canada CarbonLifeForm will be participating, but at this stage no physical meetup is organised.
We’ll update this page if any more chapters get started
We put together a brief FAQ for anyone with questions, but if this doesn’t help, find us on IRC or leave a comment!
Q: What do I need to do to participate:
A: Find something to hack at, and show up! Your favorite open source project, a piece of hardware, even new firmware on your phone. The goal here is to focus on development in a friendly environment with a bunch of hackers, and potentially collaborate and get a new perspective on problem solving.
Q: I live nowhere near society!
A: No matter, join us on irc!
Q: I’m just starting a language, I don’t have a project yet. What do?
A: Work through some exercise projects with us, one of us is bound to know the language you’ve chosen and will be able to advise you on the finer points of your language du jour.
Q: What kinds of projects will be worked on?
richo: I’m setting the bar ludicrously high for myself, because there’s a lot I want to get done.
- I want to release a public version of pyBawt, since he has a pretty usable API
- I’ve got some features I want to implement in
- I want to get a few things working in openCog
- Finishing up the pE-API
- Storm IRC upgrades
- Other stuff too be determined between now and then
- Certificate Authority management scripts
- Updates to psych0tik services
- Improving IPv6 connectivity for psych0tik services