The coming out party brought a nice mix of hacks (The Seattle Times, Seattle magazine, MSNBC, InvestigateWest, Capitol Hill Seattle blog and more) and hackers (including Adobe, Microsoft, Intersect, BigDoor and other local start ups) from around the Puget Sound area. Guests sipped on signature cocktails (The Hack, a shot of whiskey and a beer; the Hacker, a cocktail of Maker’s Mark, fresh lemon and honey), and shared ideas for future events. A few highlights:
-A demo evening to educate hacks/hackers on content-related products
-Organize a hackathon with a cohesive focus
-Host an Ignite or PechaKucha-style evening for ideas sharing
-Host a Hacks 101 and Hackers 101 evening to educate journos and techies on the basics of both professions
Keep in touch with us via our new Meetup page as we finalize our winter and spring calendar. You can also follow us on Twitter or e-mail the Seattle chapter co-organizers Sharon Chan and Karen Johnson at hackshackersSEA@gmail.com to learn more.
Sharon Chan, Seattle Times tech reporter hangin’ with hackers
From left: Stephanie Clary; Tiffany Campbell, Seattletimes.com enterprise producer; Karen Johnson, Seattle magazine online managing editor; James Gardner; Seattle hacker
Guests noshed on Hawaiian-Korean fare from Marination Mobile
Prepping kalbi, tofu and spicy pork tacos for Hacks/Hackers Seattle
A big thanks to our partners, AAJA, SPJ, ONA and Intersect for their help promoting the kickoff party. Oh, and, for the heck of it, here’s some chatter about Hacks/Hackers Seattle pulled from Storify.