Tropical Island to Host Hackathon

We typically hear about how the beauty of personal computer-based jobs is that you can function anyplace. A new project aims to take benefit of that theory by taking 12 programmers to a hackathon on a mystery tropical island.

Come Hack With Us is being run by Walter Heck, who previously worked on a programming project. It appears he enjoyed the notion of working in a remote region with couple of hassles or distractions, but wasn’t rather so keen on the temperature.

Participants will get cost-free food and lodging, whilst those with a stereotypical view of programmers will be pleased to know cleaning will also be taken care of. Nevertheless, the participants will have to make their personal way to the island and pay a “symbolic” fee developed to deter timewasters.

Heck told the BBC that the idea of the set-up was to eliminate all distractions to see if this elevated productivity. The precise location isn’t confirmed nevertheless, though it’s most likely to be in the Phillippines exactly where many islands have each reliable energy supplies and microwave web access.

Applicants will be vetted on two criteria. Firstly there’ll be a psychological assessment to make sure people are suitable to spend two months operating in a modest group. Secondly, each applicant will have to come up with a project to work on during the trip. It won’t simply be a case of selecting the most interest projects: rather Heck will attempt to put together the proper mixture of individuals and projects so that the programmers can benefit from collaboration.

Heck has also considered seeking for sponsors for the project, though as he told his Facebook followers, “Paid [by the programmer] would allow you much more freedom, sponsored will enable much more enjoyable.”

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