I'm On A Boat: A Weekend of Code on the USS Hornet
Friday started off with the sterotypical food of coder champions; pizza and beer. After an hour of kibtzing on the fantail overlooking San Francisco we went below decks to get to work. For the event we had put together a development environment that was as close to 'just add water' as you can get for a web application with multiple dependecies. Within about an hour all of coders were up and running with their own local Swarm installations. If you want to take a crack at modifying Swarm you will definitely want to grab a copy of it for your own work.
People worked though the night, with the Swarm developers milling about helping people realize their visions. Being a company that is famous for its parties we relied on those skills to keep the energy up as the night wore on. We had headphones for people to use with 3 different stations to choose from, stout and rootbeer floats at midnight on the fantail to get folks up and moving, and when sleep was finally too much there were 30+ sailor bunks to crash out on.
I want to thank everyone who came out and made the event a success and I hope the next time we do this even more of you can join us. If you have thoughts on hackathon themes that would be interesting to you please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me on Twitter. I'll also be giving a talk online on October 15th on how to modify Swarm and P4V for your needs, and will be lilkely demoing some of these tools. Stay tuned!