HI. I’M JON GOTTFRIED
Developer Evangelist at twilio
Hacker Historian
!

@JonMarkGo
HISTORY | GREP ‘HACKATHON’
BY JON GOTTFRIED
FOR HACKCON 2014
1975
HACKATHONS PER MONTH ON HACKERLEAGUE
1982 - DREXEL UNIVERSITY
1983
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999
OPENBSD
• June 4-6, 1999
• Focus on IPSEC
• Calgary, Alberta
• 10 developers

• communal
SUN MICROSYSTEMS
• June 15-19, 1999
• Palm V
• John Gage challenge

• competitive
HACKATHONS != STARTUPS
2005 - SUPER HAPPY DEV HOUSE
FACEBOOK
2006 - YAHOO!
2007 - STARTUP WEEKEND
2009 - MUSIC HACK DAY
2010 - HACKNY
2010 - TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT
2011 - PENNAPPS
2013 - MEGA MHACKS
WHAT IS NEXT?
HACKING IS ART
THANK YOU!
Jon Gottfried
Developer Evangelist at twilio
@JonMarkGo
jon@twilio.com
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon
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The history of the hackathon - talk version 2 revised for HackCon 2014 - we talk about the origins of the hacker movement with hobbyist computer clubs all of the way through to modern hackathons

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History of Hackathons - Revised for HackCon

  1. 1. HI. I’M JON GOTTFRIED Developer Evangelist at twilio Hacker Historian ! @JonMarkGo
  2. 2. HISTORY | GREP ‘HACKATHON’ BY JON GOTTFRIED FOR HACKCON 2014
  3. 3. 1975
  4. 4. HACKATHONS PER MONTH ON HACKERLEAGUE
  5. 5. 1982 - DREXEL UNIVERSITY
  6. 6. 1983
  7. 7. PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999
  8. 8. OPENBSD • June 4-6, 1999 • Focus on IPSEC • Calgary, Alberta • 10 developers • communal
  9. 9. SUN MICROSYSTEMS • June 15-19, 1999 • Palm V • John Gage challenge • competitive
  10. 10. HACKATHONS != STARTUPS
  11. 11. 2005 - SUPER HAPPY DEV HOUSE
  12. 12. FACEBOOK
  13. 13. 2006 - YAHOO!
  14. 14. 2007 - STARTUP WEEKEND
  15. 15. 2009 - MUSIC HACK DAY
  16. 16. 2010 - HACKNY
  17. 17. 2010 - TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT
  18. 18. 2011 - PENNAPPS
  19. 19. 2013 - MEGA MHACKS
  20. 20. WHAT IS NEXT?
  21. 21. HACKING IS ART
  22. 22. THANK YOU! Jon Gottfried Developer Evangelist at twilio @JonMarkGo jon@twilio.com

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