We spent the day at the GoInstant Hackathon this past saturday. It was great! You might be asking yourself “what the hack is a hackathon?”. Well, it’s when a bunch of people get together and hack together some code to solve a problem, learn new things, and meet new people. It’s all based around the coding though.
The GoInstant team is full of experts in real-time web technologies (hence their co-browsing software), and the focus of Saturday was Node.js. Node is perfect for interacting through a website in real-time with other people (sometimes MANY other people).
Our project for the day was the recreation of an old game called Snakes. But our twist was that we wanted people to be able to play together, online, in real-time…Like, MANY people playing together simultaneously.
We didn’t finish to the point we were hoping to, but it was a great day, we learned a lot and met some super cool people.