I’ve always wanted to attend hackathons, but felt somewhat intimidated
It’s very easy to get comfortable in web design. I’ve worked hard to be good at what I do, and often the thought of doing something out of my element seems taxing to me.
After wondering if I’d enjoy myself at a hackathon event, I took the plunge. Back in November I spent a day at REDspace to make something in under 13 hours. From concept to execution. Together, my giant team and I made… an app where you send your recorded farts to friends. That’s right.
We learned a lot as a team, and I as a designer. We didn’t win any awards that day, and we certainly didn’t have a polished piece. But there were lots of silver linings and laugh-out-loud moments I wouldn’t trade. I mean common, we were designing with farts in mind!
I wrote about it over at E3C, the creative community website I run in Halifax. Have a look: http://e3chalifax.ca/farting-in-jar-my-first-hackathon/