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First off, I want to say that this was by far the largest hackathon I have ever been to, with more than 500 hackers filling a roomy warehouse on New York’s West side to kick off TechCrunch’s awesome 2011 Disrupt conference. The hackers arrived all morning, cheerfully greeting each other and pitching their ideas to…   

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I arrived at Startup Weekend NYC with Echo Nest t-shirts and Red Bull in tow, ready to experience an event unlike no other. It was my first Startup Weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised at the massive group of people that showed up, easily close to 300 businesspeople, designers, hackers, and more! The event began…   

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Last weekend I travelled South to Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey for HackRU, an annual hackathon hosted by the Rutgers Computer Science club (USACS). There were about 100 student hackers in attendance that built some pretty amazing hacks over the course of the sleepless 27-hour event. I gave a demo on Saturday morning showing…   

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Last Wednesday, Lemonade Stand went on stage at the April 2011 New York Tech Meetup to present our StartupBus project for the nyhacker Hack of the Month segment. But enough with all of the links…Lemonade Stand was chosen for Hack of the Month because of the insanity of the conditions it was developed under. For   

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Hey Hackers, Arbitrary version numbers aside, today we are launching two brand new portions of nyhacker.org – a blog and a wiki. These new resources will help us better communicate among ourselves and to the outside world. We hope to use the blog to talk about our events, highlight some awesome projects from the community…   

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Thanks to Marc Köhlbrugge’s wonderful betali.st, I have been able to occupy myself over the past couple months with trying out an obscene number of pre-release web apps. As a web developer and budding entrepreneur, I have a vested interest in being able to look at new web apps with a critical eye, for the   

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I’ve been using Twilio’s API for a while now on a variety of projects, and finally decided to enter one of their cool contests. Now, the holidays aren’t really my thing… I don’t celebrate much and when I do I don’t make a big deal out of it, but this contest got me thinking about   

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