Hackathons are awesome! They’re great fun, welcome lots of amazing people through their doors and are a hub of creativity and ingenuity. That said, the word is overused and I can’t help but rant slightly on the matter. The word ‘hackathon’ has been popularised and to quote one organiser ‘its sexy’. To me, most hackathons aren’t hackathons, but fall into a few broad categories.
Idea-a-thons Idea-athons are all about solving problems with the aim to pitch a working solution or ‘idea’.
Having a great time at WordCamp Brisbane today and looking forward to tomorrow! To keep things brief, here’s a collection of notes and quotes from Day 1.
Keynote: Troy Dean: Recurring Revenue is the Holy Grail Recurring revenue streams are simpler than ever! Case Study: Proved the market BEFORE we actually did it. Be conscious of the perceived value of product. If perceived value is greater than cost its an investment.