HackBeanpot 2017: Views From DMC-5

Hackbeanpot 2017 took place March 24-26 2017. The team would like to share some of their favorite memories from HackBeanpot 2017.

Sanders

My favorite part of HackBeanpot 2017 was getting to see all the projects people made. It's really cool that first time hackers that may have limited programming knowledge can still create really great and unique projects.

Bahar

Okay, I would be lying if I said I'm not tempted to say water olympics. But even more awesome than competitive flavored water was witnessing what incredibly passionate and talented people were capable of when given resources.

Tevin

My favorite part of HackBeanpot 2017 was definitely the community feel of the event. From the attendees to the volunteers, mentors, sponsors and organizers. It was amazing seeing everyone come together to make dope shit.

Suzanne

I love the challenge of day-of mini crises and the hectic energy that surrounds running an event like this. To quote Tevin, “This thing has so much momentum at this point, there’s no way we can do anything to mess it up. It’s happening.” My favorite part was seeing everything come together (and run fairly smoothly!) after over a year of planning.

Carla

My favorite part of HackBeanpot 2017 was getting to be a part of an event that was all about creativity, passion, learning, and challenging ourselves. Seeing the drive with which hackers worked on their projects and how proud they were of the things they'd built afterwards was really inspiring. It was also great to see how our team of organizers grew together and learned to work like a well-oiled machine, and I'm really proud of how far we came.

Nick

Another unbelievable event! I met so many cool people, saw so many cool projects, and had such a great time I can't pick just one favorite moment. I loved working with my awesome fellow organizers and volunteers. Water Olympics were legendary. Union Square Donuts were A++. And, of course, the feeling that comes from the opportunity everyone had to come together to learn and create is something I will never forget for the rest of my life.

Nadine

What I loved most was spending my weekend with incredibly passionate people who were willing to push themselves and make something great! There were so many first time hackers and it always amazes me the ability of people to dive in new tech make something in just a weekend.