- August 10, 2011
Photo Credit: Dan Lien
Sleep is the cousin of Death!
– Jay Z
Last Friday night, we joined a room packed with dozens of Austin’s brightest developers and designers “with more respect for making things than sleep!” Dhruv Bansal, CSO and I went over to Cospace, a coworking space in North Austin to present at the very first, Friday Night Hacks. Organized by Damon Clinkscales, founder of Austin on Rails, the event brought together about 30 of Austin’s finest app hackers to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to build innovative apps on the fly. Fueled by coffee, pizza, beer, Red Bull, cupcakes and breakfast tacos, this group produced several interesting projects including one very useful one built on our Social Network Identity Mapping API.
Contact Genius (coincidentally made by organizer, Damon C himself) allows you to use someone’s email address to find them elsewhere on the web. You can find and check on the progress of other great projects started during the event.
Thanks to our co-sponsors – Twilio, Houndstooth Coffee, Nola Stowe, and Cospace for pitching in to make Friday Night Hacks so awesome. We hope that we’ll have lots of opportunities in the future to make things like this happen again.
Missed the first Friday Night Hacks and want to make sure you’re on the list for the next one? You can sign up here to attend the next event!