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 Jamila Abass (Co-Founder & CEO, M-Farm)
After reading non-stop complaints aired by farmers through newspapers, I realized I could design a software application that would assist Kenyan farmers with some of their major problems, especially related to the sale of produce.
I enlisted the help of an IT friend, Susan that I had met at the iHub (Nairobi, Kenya). Susan’s background in mobile application development perfectly complimented my background in website development (and it didn’t hurt that our personalities meshed well too!). We brainstormed to create