November 5th, 2012
Typical hackathons a little too social for your blood? Embrace being an introvert and Hackalone
Maybe it’s the growing popularity of books like Quiet. Or maybe it’s just the over socialization of our online lives. But sometimes, it seems that even the geekiest of hackathons can get a little too, well, social. What if you just want to fly solo? Introducing Hackalone.
Created during CodeDay Portland by oft heralded Portland high school developers Jackson Gariety and Colby Aley along with Lucian Novosel, the Hackalone service focuses on
antisocial hackathons for folks who like to hack alone. One person per project. No teamwork. Think of it as a federated hackathon of sorts.
The hackalone is a new kind of hackathon for introverts. All you need are laptops and people to hack on them. Get together, pick ideas (but keep them secret), then begin the hacking (no talking). No teams, no stress, no conflict resolution.
Alone in a crowd, as it were. Hacking.