We are having a hell of a good time organizing the first Baltimore Hackathon. The idea is to assemble teams and individuals to build software and hardware projects from idea to prototype in one weekend: 11/19-11/21. Our motto is "Build. Meet People. Have fun."
We're awarding cash prizes to the winners and door prizes to all participants. We're gonna have opening and closing ceremonies, free food from Puffs N Pastries, and other surprises.
We're organizing it using the TechInBaltimore Google Group. I'm really amazed at how people are coming out of the woodwork to sponsor, volunteer, coordinate, etc. This is the most decentralized can-do project I've been involved with!
If you're in the MD/DC/VA/PA/DE area or beyond, I hope you'll consider coming to be a part of it! We're really hoping to draw in people to our tech community who don't participate in other more purely social events. This is all about making!