[Haskell-cafe] "Hackathon"

Jay Sulzberger jays at panix.com
Fri Aug 29 23:42:44 UTC 2014

On Thu, 28 Aug 2014, Richard Eisenberg <eir at cis.upenn.edu> wrote:

> On Aug 28, 2014, at 5:34 PM, Joachim Breitner <mail at joachim-breitner.de> wrote:
>> TBH, my impression is that this thread is searching for a shed to
>> color...
> Though I started the thread, I agree somewhat with this
> conclusion. Of course all events are different and participants
> need to read the fine (or not-so-fine) print to learn more.
> But, branding matters. I attended Hac NYC and Hac Boston over
> the past few months and enjoyed both a great deal. However,
> when I told non-Haskell friends that I attended "Haskell
> hackathons", I got several responses of the form "... and how
> many women were at these events?" It just got me thinking.
> Anyway, it seems a fair conclusion to draw from these responses
> is that I should just do what I want -- there's no consensus to
> diverge from!
> Thanks,
> Richard

Traditionally in New York City some people call the gathering
without hard agenda a "Hack Fest".


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