We’ve done a beerfest hackfest, biking hackfest, lock-picking hackfest, but now it is time....time to bust out your best hacked-together code with your maze-solving, token gathering, and weapon making skills. Why? Because we're kicking off Boulder Startup Week with our Battle of the Games hackfest! You can make your own adventure text game, table-top game, a MMOG, a badass MUD game (but be prepared for mockery), or even board game. WE WANT ALL THE THINGS (in three hours or less).
Not a coder? Don't worry, join us May 12th for your own retro-gaming competition. We're bringing back original NES, Super NES, Gameboy and more. Also, let it be known - I will crush you in Contra with or without the konami code.
Go Code Colorado kicks off this tomorrow and Quick Left's CEO Ingrid Alongi will be among Colorado's tech leaders judging the application challenge taking place in Boulder. In an effort to make public data more accessible and user-friendly, teams of developers and entrepreneurs across the state will compete to solve business problems and grow our economy, by building apps that will help Colorado companies thrive.
Last week, Quick Left hosted our critically acclaimed Hackfest - a gathering for Boulder and Denver's brightest developers, designers, and tech enthusiasts - and this month's theme 'Beerfest' had them pulling out all the stops. Not only did one team hack whilst brewing a delicious stout in the office--letting me contribute to the brew by throwing in a dash of hops--all teams presenting had amazing (and marketable) ideas coming to fruition in only 3 hours of development. Keep reading to find out who took the victory for Quick Left's Beerfest Hackfest. It's a nail-biter.
Twas the day before Christmas and all through Quick Left, all the developers were stirring making lots of pull requests.
Everyone was furiously hacking in hopes that the internal hackfest victory would be theirs. But that didn't stop us from putting the semicolons in with care.
"On Vinny, On Matt, On Laura, On Mike. Now Alex, Blair, Jennifer, and Ben. We don't have all night!?"
"On Bob, On Doug, Go Brent and Dave. Now Hargobind, come on, Ingrid and Rachel must judge and give prizes to excite!"
Click 'Read More' to see what the QLers created on internal hackday this time. We promise the contents inside do not rhyme.
How has it taken us so long to host a beer-themed hackfest!? And what better month to build an application about our favorite accessory to code than....STOUT MONTH. That's right geeks. Not only do you get to participate in your favorite activities with your favorite hosters of the hackfest, you get exclusive previews of beer data from our sponsors and swag from Boulder's best breweries to boot if you win. You'll also be enjoying food and fine beverages from one of our favorites West Flander's Brewing Company. And for those non-coding types, we'll have the Brewers Association in the house sharing all the secrets about homebrewing throughout the evening with you.