X University Georgia Tech: Overview

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X.commerce University hackathon overview for the inaugural launch of X University. Georgia Tech (January 20th - 22nd, 2012)

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  • X University Georgia Tech: Overview

    1. 1. X University OverviewWhat to Expect at the HackathonJonathan LeBlancDeveloper Evangelistjleblanc@x.com@jcleblanc
    2. 2. What We Need to Cover What is X University and the hacker mentality? What is a hack? The hack event syllabus Hack strategies 101X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    3. 3. What We Need to Cover What is X University and the hacker mentality? What is a hack? The hack event syllabus Hack strategies 101X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    4. 4. X University: Inaugural LaunchX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    5. 5. X University: What is a Hacker?• The entrepreneurial spirit.• The “just get it done” attitude.• The ability to wear many hats.X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    6. 6. What We Need to Cover What is X University and the hacker mentality? What is a hack? The hack event syllabus Hack strategies 101X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    7. 7. What is a Hack: What We’re Looking ForBuild something that uses eBay products in new,fun and innovative ways.Products include – eBay – Magento – PayPal – Milo – X.commerce – RedLaserX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    8. 8. What is a Hack: Fix Something Fix Something That Ticks you offX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    9. 9. What is a Hack: Something Different Build Something DifferentX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    10. 10. What is a Hack: Something Fun Build Something Fun Katamari Browser HackX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    11. 11. What We Need to Cover What is X University and the hacker mentality? What is a hack? The hack event syllabus Hack strategies 101X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    12. 12. Syllabus: Friday Technical Talks5:00pm – 7:00pmTechnical talks on: – The program overview & how to present your ideas in 90 seconds. – Hacking with eBay APIs – ql.io, our new open source querying system – PayPal APIs7:00pm – 8:00pmDinner and finding teamsX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    13. 13. Syllabus: Saturday – Sunday Hackathon Saturday Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm 12:30pm - 3:30pm Hack registration Hack Presentations 12:00pm (Saturday) - 3:30pm - 5:00pm 12:00pm (Sunday) Judge Deliberation, Winners Hacking! announced and closing words.X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    14. 14. What We Need to Cover What is X University and the hacker mentality? What is a hack? The hack event syllabus Hack strategies 101X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    15. 15. Hack Strategies 101: Fail Early Fail Early, Fail Fast, Fail Often “I have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work.” - Thomas A. EdisonX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    16. 16. Hack Strategies 101: Use Available Tools Don’t Reinvent the wheelX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    17. 17. Hack Strategies 101: Backup Your Code! Bad stuff happens! Github http://github.com Bitbucket http://bitbucket.orgX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    18. 18. Hack Strategies 101: Hard Problems First Don’t wait to work out hard issues. "The brain regions that are impaired when you are sleep-deprived are the same ones that are impaired with aging,” - Todd MaddoxX.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce
    19. 19. Hack Strategies 101: The Presentation Practice your presentations (3 min in length) Don’t use PowerPoint!X.commerce University: Georgia Techhttp://www.x.com | @x_commerce

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