There were big bad GMO’s, bad college decisions, 50cent (like the real “fity cent”) and the gSchooler’s on beck and call to gather supplies for The Feld at this edition of the Quick Left Hackfest - gaming style. Along with the retro gaming competition, a few Makey Makeys, 3D printing and some lucky gSchoolers taking home the grand prize of a Structure Sensor, this Battle of the Games Hackfest was one for record attendance, presentations and creativity. Read why.
It's almost time for another Boulder Startup Week, and we aren't planning on participating....twiddles thumbs...KidDING! With about 60 events happening during BSW, you might have a tough time picking which ones to attend. We may be biased, but you know Quick Left can throw a fun event. Just sayin'. So join us at our Battle of the Games Hackfests to our 2nd Annual Office Chair Race to Biking With the Big Shots and more!
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.