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How to find out what Hackathons are coming up near me? [closed]

I just went to my first hackathon (London GreenHackathon) and I want to go to lots more. Specifically, hackathons that have a theme of helping people or making the world a better place in some way. I ...
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Are the goals of Startup Weekend realistic?

I'm planning to attend Startup Weekend and I'm trying to see if what they're pitching is actually viable. On their front page, they say: No talk. All action. Launch a startup in 54 hours. Is ...
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Should a software developer carry business cards? [closed]

I was at Google Developer Day yesterday and I was approached by several companies looking for hire and for freelance work. As I am interested in doing some freelance work I chatted a little with the ...
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Tips for organizing a “Hack Day” at work

I was thinking about organizing a "Hack Day" at work, think google's 20% time but just for 1 whole day (maybe just once per year or quarter). Similar to Atlassian Fedex Days I'd like for all the ...
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What is the name of this code-get-together…hackathon, codecamp, codejazz or?

Recently there's risen this small subculture in Denmark with geeks meeting up and hacking along on their sparetime projects together. The base is that there is no session, there is no keynote or ...
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ACM student chapter event ideas?

I was recently elected president of the student chapter of ACM at my university, and am trying to come up with some ideas for events for the following year. The big one we do every year is practice ...
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Organizing a code retreat

I am keen on organizing a code retreat in my city. It's actually at my home with around 4-5 people. I have read some good inputs here, but I have some questions. Should I think of some programming ...