(we only send a couple emails a year and won't ever share your email)
A "hackathon" is a social event where people come together for a short period of time to make a project, like an app or hardware device. A "stupid shit hackathon" is an event where people come together to make projects that are terrible, useless, horrifying, and probably should have never been made. There are no prizes and definitely no winners. It's really fun.
Come alone or with friends, with ideas or without — we'll make sure your experience is as stupid as possible. And while you don't need to know how to code to participate, coding can help when making software projects.
New this year! The MIT Museum has generously offered free use of their 3D printers, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and soldering and electronics equipment! So start brainstorming ideas for stupid hardware projects now!
Here are some things that participants made in previous years:
"I AM BECOME ANIME" by Nicky Case
"Screamy Bird" by Glen
"Tuned a Fish" by Mac and Ted
"The Vape Boy" by Ada and Seth
(No vaping in the venue)
Saturday April 13, 2024
10:45am - doors open
11:00am - kickoff
11:15am-4pm - "hacking"
12:30pm - lunch served
4pm-5pm - project presentations
2nd floor event space
(follow signs up the stairs on the left or use the elevator)
Note that parking near the museum is extremely limited or expensive so plan accordingly.
Software as a Disservice (SaaD)
Psychological projection mapping
Machine learning and machine forgetting
Decentralized spider web apps
Covert dev ops
Fireside chat bots
Robots that definitely aren't evil