Hack Days

A hack day is an 8- to 10-hour-long session where everyone in the LUG brings whatever they're currently working on and gets together in one place to work on it together. The LUG tries to hold two hack days each semester. Whether we're working on personal projects or school assignments, working on them in a social atmosphere where we can get the feedback of our peers makes it easier and more fun.

Here's how the Hack Day works: from 12:00 to 20:00 the day of, we have a central location, the Hunt Library Fishbowl, where we stay by default. Whenever you decide you want to go and do a project, you can make a reservation for one of the smaller group study rooms to work for a bit, and then come back to the main location to report on what got done and how awesome it was. We'll keep track of who's doing what and where so that we can direct anyone who comes in late to the action.

The best way to advertise our club is by showing people what we do. Hack Days are open to the public for this reason. We put signs up around the hub inviting people to see what's going on so that if they want to join in the fun, they can. In a way, the Hack Day is as much a recruiting event as a working day, so if you meet curious passerby, you need to become the reason why they would want to join the LUG.

Anything can happen during a hack day. We might build a new website for the club or we may just play Minecraft or Teeworlds. Bring a power cord and some not-messy snacks to keep your computer and your body powered for the event. You don't have to stay for the whole time - come when you can and enjoy the company.

Our Next Hack Day

  • February 23, 2013 - The Fishbowl, Hunt Library 4th Floor, 12:00-20:00

Past Hack Days

  • November 17, 2012
  • September 29, 2012
  • June 30, 2012

Projects

These are some of the projects that were built during our hack days.

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