Events and Stuff

Hackathon #1

It’s 3:10 a.m. and there is a dude sitting at the other table eating from a bag of cottage cheese chips while working. I’m as green (with envy) as that bag of chips is.

I do have something to work on – preparing how we would pitch tomorrow. And I decided to write here now because having several windows open with stuff you want to do on each one helps keep you awake. Well, hopefully.

It’s 3:14 a.m. and I can’t stop looking at the can of Pringles over at another table. It’s green, too.

I’m glad we’ve reached this point, and I’m glad it will be over soon, because this first hackathon definitely was not what I had expected. The team had decided to roll with a relatively difficult idea, and although I don’t mind challenges (else why would I even be in a hackathon in the first place, eh?), there was nothing I could do to contribute to the development of the idea; my skill sets weren’t compatible. I learned as much as I could prior to the hackathon, but it was not enough and we didn’t even use a shred of it. All I did was make a few minor additions to the interface of the web app (which I’m not even sure made the final cut, as of now), and I feel terribly guilty because one of the team members had did the bulk of the work on his own.

It’s 3:18 a.m. and I’m feeling a little more awake after that last chunk of text, thank God.

I’m writing now mainly to…

It’s 3:19 a.m. and I just saw someone I knew from a previous tech event, who had said she wasn’t sure if she was attending this hackathon.

Well, I’m writing now mainly to generate ideas for what I could write regarding the pitch. But maybe my brain has simply switched to emergency “Write” mode because I’m actually dead tired (but not going to think about it!)

It’s 3:26 a.m. and I haven’t even written the first paragraph and I was actually scheduled to sleep for another hour till 4:30 a.m. .

Oh well. No rest for the wicked.

(That last line was totally intended because Wicked is about a green witch, and being green was mentioned several times, and… right, ich werde damit sofort aufhören.)