This past weekend I photographed a 24-hour hackathon in downtown Reno outside the Pioneer Center. The event, Hack4Reno, was a contest where teams of developers, designers, journalist, techies, geeks, etc. conceived and built apps that would somehow benefit the local community; many even used data made available by the city.
The event was sponsored by I swear, everyone, but organized primarily by Reno Collective, reno.rb and the City of Reno. I wasn't there for the whole 24 but did manage a few trips downtown. Although most of the apps are still under construction, I can't wait to use some of the final projects.
Here are a few of the pics documenting the day (and night and following day).
|Reno Collective's Colin Loretz and Kristy Fifelski, web manager with the City of Reno setting up shop.|
|The hackathon was held outdoors...|
|...at the Pioneer Center.|
|Did I mention they worked outside? In the sun? Hackers LOVE sun.|
|Two of the organizers @elskwid and @yodasan|
|Reenforcing stereotypes one can at a time.|
|@Chexee putting on a clinic. Grab a notebook son.|
|Some teams went home early...|
|More supplies: water, power, sleeping bag, beer.|
|"Gee Brain, what do you wanna to do tonight?"|
|Keith and Patrick Anderson from Trinity Applied Internet present their calendar application.|
|Winning teams received a gold "statue" of Reno Mayor Bob Cashell.|
|17 teams and more than 40 people participated.|