We have always been passionate about seeing some of the foundations of the web, of analytics or of the app ecosystem being built at our hackathon. Build the platforms of the future – and perhaps even give back by open sourcing it?
Hurr Durr Imma Sheep. If you know what this is, and to the people who know the internet is not just a set of connecting tubes, this one is for you. Folks who are excited about mucking around with the plumbing. Storage, network, file-systems, encryption, key management are the key here. Heck, even re-implement Unix systems calls (we had a team do exactly this in our Sequoia::Hack’s first edition) while you are at it.
Much of the modern plumbing that makes life interesting is GPL and other open source, so feel free to work on open source contributions while at the event.