Do I have to participate?
We know you cherish your weekends, and you may have commitments outside of work. This hackathon is completely optional. Even if you cannot attend on Saturday and Sunday, you should feel welcome to join in projects on Thursday and Friday, and definitely come see the demos on Monday.
WTF are we hacking on?
Anything related to KA. You should start by looking at the list of important projects we've had to defer and getting a feel for what was built during previous hackathons, but the best ideas will come from you. Add yours.
Just WTF is so different about our hackathon?
It’s not just for coders. Draw a mural. Fill in a spreadsheet. Moderate our discussion boards. Write a KA song. As long as you’re creating something that you can show off to the rest of the group, you’re hacking and you’re in.
It’s healthy. We reject the whole red bull, 3am, alcohol-fueled images of hackathons. We invest in employees for the long-term. We’ll eat well and get sleep.
K. WTF am I supposed to do before Thursday?
Who TF is invited?
KA employees, contractors, and close friends. People w/ outstanding offers. The KA Lite team.
Who TF do I work with?
We highly encourage hackers to work in teams, but things can get tough if team size is bigger than 3 or 4. Can also go lone wolf.
[Developers] What about Big Board? Should I expect to get work done on my project?
For purposes of project planning, we're going to count the week before the hackathon and the week after as one week, and do dev standup as usual on Monday the 25th.
"I love pretty much everything, and this hackathon is no exception."— Esther
"Sure, I got accepted to MIT, Stanford, Harvard. Barely registers. I just keep chasing that high. I'm worried nothing will ever feel like winning the 2012 Healthy Hackathon."— Drew
"Sorry, what do you need this quote for again? I'm in the middle of a deploy."— Komalo
As is our custom, we don't rely solely on judges to choose winners; instead, the team will have a chance to give accolades to the most impressive projects. The details of how points will be given out (consistent with our hackathon theme) will be given out at the start of the hackathon.