[Blabber] Hackathons, Beer, and Startups

Silence Dogood matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Apr 7 18:43:54 UTC 2016

They never responded to my request to join.  Which is odd considering you
know... i have a beer fridge that's tweeting trumpisms right now.

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Chris Stratton <cs07024 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey gang, for those of you who don't know me I'm a hardware hacker
> (er, embedded systems engineer) who has been associated with HM in
> more and less formal phases over the years.  Dropped by the space to
> catch up this past Tuesday, and wanted to jump in with a few
> comments/questions/thoughts.
> 1) There's a beer-themed hackathon (sounds kind of repetitive, no?)
> April 16th.  I know nothing about it beyond what is on the webpage.
> http://brewhacks.devpost.com/
> 2) I suspect there will be midnight beer at the TC Disrupt Hackathon
> the weekend of May 7th, too.  The more pragmatic question is if it
> will be hardware friendly again (even without last years giveaways),
> and if anyone has figured out how to get tickets.
> 3) Who wants to start a startup?   I'm contemplating doing something
> in the smart home type realm, in a way that I might term more "smart
> apartment" - simple, achievable things that potentially make a real
> difference in livability without the over-the-top and typically
> unfinished complexity of so much currently shipping in that area.  I
> do electronics, firmware, android and mechanics.  That would ideally
> be complemented by one or two others who like to bounce around ideas,
> and bring skills in iOS development, web, server, design, and business
> areas.   I'm open to contemplating other industry segments too, as
> long as it seems possible to come up with plans where a minimum viable
> product is both minimum and viable.
> Chris
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