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Software Niagara's First Hackathon

Software Niagara just held its first hackathon this weekend! We dubbed it the #secrethackathon. Because it was our first hackathon as an organization, we decided to keep it small and keep the details hidden from the public. We’ll be revealing all the details at the upcoming DemoCamp, so stay tuned!

Our solution stack is impressive. Off the top of my head, we used git for source control, github + basecamp + skype + irc for collaboration, node.js (and a bunch of node packages) + mongodb + openlayers + bootstrap to build the software.

This was a learning experience for many of us. In my case, I had no experience with server side technologies, but I sure learned a lot. It was a good team building experience. We all did a great job and had a lot of fun. You can see some stats here – Mike and Nick are beasts!

The hackathon team consisted of

Special thanks to Furi Enterprises Inc. (@thefuri) for hosting the event!