Bring your idea for a startup, a personal pet project, or even something from work. Build your softball team website or write a better Craigslist, whatever gets you excited about coding. We'll also have a charity (TBA) with a software need on hand if you want to lend a hand.
It isn't necessary to polish your pitch at all (no slides!), but do come prepared to answer the following questions:
|What others get wrong||How we do it better|
|Their hackfest is 36 hours straight||We're keeping it short for people with families and lives. You might want to keep working on your project together later, or you might want to bring it back to another Chord hackfest.|
|They focus on selling an idea to Venture Capitalists||We focus on working software and let the selling come later|
|Not for profit guests get brochureware||We produce functional applications|
|It's a thinly veiled recruiting event||We're just in it for fun and community|
|The code is throw away: just kata work||Again we want to build real working software|
|You might not feel passionate about any of the other projects||You are welcome to come and work on a project by yourself but still enjoy the company and support of other developers|
|It's more about the contest than the coding||If you don't care about the contest, you can come and go as you please. If you can only drop in for a while, we think you will still have fun.|
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