The front-end web and mobile development is where UX meets code.
By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture)
When I was young, I wanted to be a fashion designer. But then I grew up and realized I actually have to be able to eat food and pay rent, so I became a software engineer instead.
Fast forward a few years. I’m not really sure what happened, but it seems like all of a sudden, I became super interested in the intersection of user experience and programming.
During the hackathon, we’re constantly evaluating whether “it’s worth it” on any given problem.
By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self)
The AT&T Hackfest was in Palo Alto. Sleepy, beautiful, affluent, diverse and yet economically not-diverse, Palo Alto, at the AT&T Foundry, a neat space with lots of power, sunlight, and (oddly, but great) random doors onto the street. I kind of love that place.
By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures)
Now that I’ve slept a bit, I thought I’d post about the Mega Startup Weekend held at Microsoft this past Friday through Sunday. This one was a bit different than others I’ve been to because the organizers pre-selected three verticals: Health, Education, and Gaming.
The weekend started off with a Mega-wide speech by Reid Hoffman, who encouraged everyone to “think big — it takes the same amount of work and pain as thinking small.”
He gave best advice of the weekend in a comment