With backgrounds ranging from Portuguese AI-experts to Tennessean hackers the camp promised to be a roller-coaster-ride. And the dazzling displays of limitless ingenuity have yet to disappoint. Enter Dev Camp '10!
Hackers like food. It is just day two and we already had some badass meals.We have a standard lunch that really is nothing special. Just 6 different types of bread from het Vlaamsche Broodhuys + 12 different sorts of meat (ham, roast beef, spinata, chorizo, chicken and some sorts I have never seen before.) + 8 different cheeses + tomato-mozarella salad with balsamic vinegar + humus + green salad and finally homemade guacamole. Ok, I admit I am trying to make you regret not coming here.
I have also learned that hackers have beards. Around 12 of the participants have a beard with Sean Follmer and Luis B. rocking the most impressive ones. (also check beards of python with thanks to Peter) Also there is an alarming lack of glasses: just 5! An atrociously low count considering we are working with tech-savvy media wizards. And there is an alarmingly low amount of comic/star trek references. Come on guys get on the ball.
Lastly knitting is hip. Something that two of the more locally based participants firmly made me understand. If you have never knitted you are a loser. With two of the projects focusing on interactive knitting projects I painstakingly acknowledged that I am in fact a loser and knitting is cool.
Two days to go. Projects are taking shape.