A couple of weekends ago, I attended
at Harvard. The event was put on by the
, where we were proud to provide
the data for the event through our
It was a pleasure getting to show off
and (ok, I'm biased here) .
The creative juices were really flowing throughout the 3-day hackathon, folks created some amazing projects, such as a vending machine bill acceptor that sucked 100 dollar bills at the same rate money has been spent this election cycle (it was really fast!), political speech karaoke, and a voting booth that just can't accept "no". Some other creative projects included an app that would process tweets from federal Senators and Representatives (twitter IDs found off the ), and a bulletin board was covered with flyers featuring (real!) numbers for lobbyists discovered through .
All in all, it was a great event, and really showed what can get done with so many great hackers, artists and researchers stuffed together for a weekend!