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15 Things You can Expect to See at an AngelHack Hackathon

Feb 5, 2015 8:00:54 AM / by casecase

The 8th season of AngelHack’s Global Hackathon Series is finally HERE. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve compiled 15 things you can expect to see at a hackathon to give you a glimpse of the weirdness that makes our hackathons so awesome. Let’s explore:

1) It’s 10 AM. The hackathon has kicked off. Which, of course, means awkward team formation & mingling

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2) You look around to find your classic past hackathon Swagmaster... “Is that a mac or PC? I can’t tell from all the stickers on your laptop.”

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3) … and of course your Bear Grylls hacker; complete with the packed desktop, the sleeping bag, and the fannypack with survival supplies

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4) As nerf guns start being passed around, getting shot in the face becomes a right of passage.

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5) And when lunch time rolls around, questions start being asked...

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6) By 6 PM, the friendly rivalry really starts to kick in

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7) Fast-forward 5 hours, and the inevitable “I give up” hour kicks in

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8) Fast-forward another few hours, and the “find me any surface and I will sleep on it like it’s an E. S. Kluft Beyond Luxury Sublime mattress” phase kicks in

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9) Or you might see the “I had 5 cans of Redbull in 30 minutes” zombies start to emerge. And yes, they do get weird.

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10) But after somehow surviving the night, excitement levels reach an all time high on Sunday morning.

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11) So much so, that the inevitable freakout mode kicks in and you’re convinced your app is NEVER gonna work, even if science tells you it will.

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12) Then, with 5 minutes to go, confidence slaps you in the face again.

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13) You demo, you kill it, the judges are blown away, and you feel on top of the world.

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14) Prizes start being handed out, and you try your hardest to refrain from making it rain on stage.

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15) But regardless of whether or not you win, you ALWAYS walk out feeling like a BOSS, having formed unforgettable friendships after surviving the most intensely awesome weekend together.

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