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SHDH - Jumpstarting Innovation Through Happy Hacking

  1. 1. SHDH <ul><li>Jumpstarting innovation </li></ul><ul><li>through happy hacking </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who we are <ul><li>Santiago Zavala (@dfect) </li></ul><ul><li>Server Side Hacker (also a robot) @ Enthiosys </li></ul><ul><li>César Salazar (@cesarsalazar) </li></ul><ul><li>User Experience Architect (also a soft human) @ 42 Claps </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who we are <ul><li>We started together SHDHMC </li></ul><ul><li>(MC like in Mexico City, not like in MC Hammer) </li></ul>
  4. 4. So what’s SHDH, anyway?
  5. 5.   The premier monthly hackathon event that combines serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere .   SuperHappyDevHouse is a non-exclusive event intended for creative and curious people interested in technology. We're about knowledge sharing, technology exploration, and ad-hoc collaboration. Come to have fun, build things, learn things, and meet new people. It's called hacker culture , and we're here to encourage it.
  6. 7. <ul><li>  .... These super fun parties topped out at 400 for the final moment, when the SWAT team showed... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>...the housemates scaled back to movie nights, in an effort to “regroup” and find a more suitable format for social gathering.... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>... Jeff Lindsay, was once a regular at Tom Harrison’s LAN parties... </li></ul><ul><li>... inviting other young entrepreneurs to the office on weekends...   .... DEV LAN... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>... Thus, SuperHappyDevHouse was born on May 28, 2005 with 15 computer programmers in attendance.... </li></ul>From SHDH to SHDH:
  7. 8. A bit about SHDH <ul><li>SuperHappyDevHouse started 5 years ago in the Bay Area. </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 20 people at David Weekly’s living room </li></ul><ul><li>It’s just a hackaton with a tiny twist. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about non-exclusive, hands on, hacking fun </li></ul>
  8. 9. NON-EXCLUSIVE <ul><li>Java, .NET, Python , Arduino, LISP , photography, rocket building, sewing </li></ul>
  9. 10. HANDs ON <ul><li>Talking : Good </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking: Better </li></ul><ul><li>Building: Best </li></ul>
  10. 11. FUN
  11. 13. GOinG SOUTH <ul><li>Resources = 0 </li></ul><ul><li>No time, no venue, no connections, no money </li></ul><ul><li>Arguably no roles models </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of things that could have failed (none of them have actually failed... yet) </li></ul><ul><li>Different culture </li></ul><ul><li>No previous experience </li></ul>
  12. 15. WHAt about MEXICO? <ul><li>SHDH started 18 monts ago in 2 cities </li></ul><ul><li>Now we have SHDH running in 9 cities with more than 100 atendees in the Mexico City franchise. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s just a SHDH with a tiny twist. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about non-exclusive, hands on, hacking fun </li></ul>
  13. 17. SOME THREATS <ul><li>We forked from a snapshot </li></ul><ul><li>We compiled in a totally different architecture </li></ul><ul><li>There was always a risk of stack overflow due to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronous organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very high RW latency </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 19. Why dID we care? <ul><li>&quot;[...] It's called hacker culture, and we're here to encourage it&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing + Building + Learning + Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Bring together the makers of today and tomorrow   </li></ul>
  15. 21. Long run benefits <ul><li>Stronger community </li></ul><ul><li>More projects </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Larger success rate </li></ul>
  16. 22. Start ONE! 1. Always experiment 2. Joy comes from productivity and connecting people 3. Talk, think, build
  17. 23. a piece of advice <ul><li>Start Small: A dozen people is more than enough </li></ul><ul><li>Talk, Think, Build </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing List + Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Always run a post-mortem </li></ul>
  18. 24. MaTERIALS <ul><li>Chairs, tables, powerstrips </li></ul><ul><li>Internet (fast!) </li></ul><ul><li>Calories and Caffeine </li></ul><ul><li>H 2 O </li></ul><ul><li>Some hackers </li></ul>
  19. 26. KEEP US POSTED
  20. 27. UPCOMING <ul><li>SHDH 37 (stay tuned) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>SHDH Mexico City 12 </li></ul><ul><li>http://shdhmexicocity. org </li></ul>
  21. 28. IS THAT ALL?
  22. 29. NO
  23. 30. Evolution in the making Successful SHDHs become other things. 
  24. 31. HACKER DOJO
  25. 32. HACKER DOJO <ul><li>On the other hand, sometimes communities just need a space </li></ul><ul><li>There is one here, less than < 3 miles away, go and check! </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe one in Mexico? </li></ul>
  26. 34. HACKER DOJO <ul><li>The Hacker Dojo is a community center for hackers and thinkers to meet, discuss, learn, and create.  </li></ul><ul><li>First a community space, secondly a coworking facility </li></ul><ul><li>Programmer oriented. Non programmers are truly welcome </li></ul><ul><li>+8,000 sqft of hackspace </li></ul>
  27. 35. HACKER DOJO <ul><li>There were spaces in other area, mid peninsula lacked one. </li></ul><ul><li>It serves as an open space for mid size events, unconferences, workshops, etc. </li></ul>
  28. 36. HACKER DOJO <ul><li>Go to the Dojo </li></ul><ul><li>Become a member </li></ul><ul><li>Go back to the Dojo </li></ul>
  29. 38. HACKER DOJO <ul><li>Actually Microsoft is already helping here. </li></ul><ul><li>Could you help us to start the mexican franchise? </li></ul><ul><li>Financial support is crucial </li></ul><ul><li>In Mexico, we could run the Hacker Dojo for a year with < 100,000  </li></ul><ul><li>Does that compare to other initiatives? </li></ul>
  30. 39. A NEW JOURNEY <ul><li>So, we're throwing our 10th SHDH, huh? </li></ul><ul><li>It all started with an email </li></ul><ul><li>We just wanted to share common interests and values face-to-face </li></ul>
  31. 40. HACKSPEDITION <ul><li>Hackspedition is an open traveling event oriented to cross pollination between two or more hacker communities around the world. </li></ul>
  32. 41. <ul><li>What about 5 days of mezcal, rafting, sightseeing, hacking and amazing conversations with new connections? </li></ul>
  33. 43. REALLY? WHY? <ul><li>Cross polination is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Matchmaking of mentors and apprentices </li></ul><ul><li>Plus, it’s fun! </li></ul>
  34. 45. GO FOR IT <ul><li>Organize a three to five day trip. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't bother to book hotel rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Sightseeing is good, exploration is better. </li></ul><ul><li>Mix, mix, mix. </li></ul><ul><li>Hack together. </li></ul>
  35. 46. SMALL WORLD <ul><li>We want to see hackspeditions happening all around the world! </li></ul><ul><li>Korea? </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand? </li></ul><ul><li>Israel? </li></ul><ul><li>LA? </li></ul>
  36. 47. HACKSPEDITION <ul><li>Be our guest </li></ul><ul><li>May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Host us </li></ul><ul><li>March 2010 </li></ul>
  37. 49. HACKSPEDITION <ul><li>Open up to foreign hackers here at Microsoft or elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Mix, hack, mix, hack </li></ul>
  38. 50. GOING SMALL
  39. 51. GOING SMALL <ul><li>So, organizing DevHouse we identified a problem </li></ul><ul><li>People just want to hack </li></ul><ul><li>Simple is good </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal is sustainable </li></ul>
  40. 52. HACKUP <ul><li>Organized small hacking meeting </li></ul><ul><li>2-10 people </li></ul><ul><li>At home, office, café, the park? </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi, outlets, friends, new friends </li></ul>
  41. 53. IS THERE a PAIN THERE? <ul><li>Company is enjoyable and empowers innovation </li></ul><ul><li>but... </li></ul><ul><li>Commute times are long and useless </li></ul><ul><li>Big cities mean big problems </li></ul><ul><li>Space is costly </li></ul>
  42. 54. How does it work <ul><li>Announce your hackup (tweet, blog, send an email) </li></ul><ul><li>Go and hack </li></ul><ul><li>Be very welcoming </li></ul>
  43. 55. BENEFITS <ul><li>Company can make you very productive </li></ul><ul><li>Peer pressure to deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation to try new things </li></ul><ul><li>Based on common interests, extend your network </li></ul>
  44. 56. CAn COMPANIES ENGAGE <ul><li>Hackups are standalone events </li></ul><ul><li>They were designed to be self sufficient so nothing to do here </li></ul><ul><li>Attend </li></ul>
  45. 57. HACKUP <ul><li>It really can't get much easier </li></ul><ul><li>Got a living room and WiFi? </li></ul><ul><li>(even MiFi?) </li></ul>
  46. 58. WRAPPING UP
  47. 59. CONSTRAINTS <ul><li>Little money </li></ul><ul><li>Little time </li></ul><ul><li>No role models </li></ul><ul><li>No Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Crazy hacker == undefined </li></ul><ul><li>Lot of passion, enthusiasm and fun </li></ul>
  48. 60. WHAT’S NEXT <ul><li>SHDHMC 12 (Make sure, automation works) </li></ul><ul><li>Get great sponsors on board </li></ul><ul><li>Help on Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Hermosillo, Leon, Queretaro, Puebla, Cuernavaca, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>More Hackspeditions, Hackups and other experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Hacker Dojo </li></ul>
  49. 61. HACKSPEDITION <ul><li>Steal this conference </li></ul><ul><li>Hack for fun </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace foreign developers </li></ul>
  50. 62. SHDH salazar [email_address] org