Late last Saturday night at Photo Hack Day, event organizer Alex Taub got up in front the open room of developers and designers that were scattered about working on long connected tables. He announced that the social time was starting and beer was available in the form of a fridge stuffed with cans of PBR beer, donated by a sponsor. No one got up, and everyone continued working on their laptops. It was not totally surprising, given the short time period for the hacks and the large number of prizes offered by the sponsors – a $5000 first prize, several iPad 2 devices, a new Lytro camera and more.
The venue was the sleek General Assembly incubator space on Broadway in New York City’s Flatiron district, which was full most of the time, and packed for final demos. Most developers were from the New York area, but a fair amount of participants and winners (including myself), came from other areas of the US. Continue reading