Hackathon 2013-05

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A hackathon is an open day where we have talks, projects, socialization, and more! It's open to the public and free to check out, so be sure to come down to SkullSpace - second floor of 374 Donald St - to check us out!

What's going on this month!?

For our May/2013 hackathon, we're going to have a special guest speaker - Dr John Bate, the head of the Computer Science department at the University of Manitoba! He'll be kicking things off at about 2pm with a talk about various esoteric programming language types - procedural, functional, and declarative - followed by some examples of each.

Mak, Alex, and Jay will all be speaking on specific unusual languages, and how they can be used, and will demonstrate some examples of what can be done!

Bonus - pizza lunch

We'll be ordering a pizza lunch around 1pm, so come down early for lunch! It'll be by-donation, so come and pay what you can!


When Who What Description
2:00 Dr John Bate Intro to esoteric languages What the heck is a procedural language? Or, for that matter, functional or declarative? Come see John Bate speak and find out! Targeted toward average programmers - not experts in the field - this will be a great introduction to the world outside of the typical C/Java/Ruby/.net world that most of us live in!
3:00 Mak Kolybabi TBA TBA
4:00 Jay Smith TBA TBA
5:00 Alex Weber TBA TBA

Other stuff that's happening

  • Our 3d printer is just about ready, come check it out!
  • PlaidCTF happened recently, and if you want to see how some of the levels were done, come find Ron
  • By-donation pizza lunch, starting at 1pm (arrive early!)
  • Various people working on their own projects or group projects