My First Experience at a Hackathon

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Cutting it close.

Judgement Day

The hour of judgement is upon us. The prophets have foretold of this event since the dawn of time. Those of holy lore and homeless shelters have warned us endlessly of this perilous moment. It is even clearly listed in the PennApps schedule. Yet none of us are as prepared as we would like to be.

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The Awards

The CEO of Comcast™ steps onto the stage where this event began. “Thank you everybody, for participating in PennApps. It is with much regret that before we announce the winners, we must also announce the loser. While the winners have the best hack, the loser has what the judges deem as the “Worst Hack”. This year’s Worst Hack is from Billy: a senior at Central High School, Philadelphia. Instead of creating an original hack, Billy worked on his Computer Science homework, demoing his console-based ‘Hello World’ app to the judges during the expo.” He turns toward an 18-year-old boy in the center of the audience. “Billy, for wasting the time and money of your sponsors, I sentence you to ten years labor at Comcast™.”


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The blanket tossing begins.
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