I had never been to a "hackathon", so I didn't really know what to expect. To say the least, I was surprised at how well put together it was and how much fun the event as a whole was. It was my first hackathon, and it definitely won't be my last.
When I walked into the Dirac Science Library to participate, there was an Oculus Rift dev-kit and a 3D printer just chilling there. I mean, come on - I could hardly contain my excitement. Almost immediately I was approached by a man I would later come to know as Yuhui, and was asked if I was interested in joining their team. Him, Eric, and Neely helped me have one of the most intense and unforgettable nights of my life.
In just twenty-four hours, we came together and pooled our resources to make a working prototype of a website called Learn In Groups, a social media for studying. We joked and worked together, and we made a presentable product in just a day. It was amazing.
I hope to continue development on this site with the rest of the team, as I'm sure it can turn into something big with all the love that we've put into it. We can do it - we've come this far, so what's stopping us?
It was my first time at a hackathon, specifically at Hack FSU, but it certainly won't be my last. I think I found my new favourite social thing to do.