Once in while I have a chance to attend an event that actually leaves an impression, “Facebook Mobile Hack” was one of those.
The event lasted for 12 hours ! it had technical lectures from Facebook R&D and what I think was the cream the la creme, the hackaton.
If you had a chance to read Mark’s manifest then you understand that intense hack days like these are rooted deep in the Facebook culture and all I can say that it was magnificent.
Beer in one end, coffee on the other I sat in one of the corners of the hanger and started coding for about 5 hours, sitting on my chair and feeling how the adrenaline is pumping. At the end of the hackaton all of the contenders went to stage, pitched the idea to all of us and to the panel of judges (Yossi Vardi, influential VCs, Angels and techies).
The winner of the event was a cool app called Instapeace which connects FB and Instagram. Unfortunately I didn’t win, but you can see the end result on the Android Market – I Want To Buy
For those of you interested in the technical stuff you can download the presentations from here.