03/14

Pi Day Hackathon

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3/14/15.

This year's Pi Day is extra special, and the only 𝜋 day of its kind we will see. So let's celebrate — and code. Coding will begin around noon and optimally be handed in at 3:14:15.92 (𝜋 o'clock). We'll have raspberry pis and gift certificates to purchase Four and Twenty Blackbirds pies. 

So what exactly do you do for a 𝜋 Hackathon? You to tell us. There's only one rule: make it 𝜋-related. 

Here are the rational rules behind everyone's favorite irrational number: 

  • You will have 3 hours and 14 minutes to code.
  • Regarding what you make, the only rule is that your code must have something to do with 𝜋 (the vernacular 𝜋, so code doing something with a pie is another option) 
  • You will have 3 minutes and 14 seconds to do your presentation (𝜋 minutes)
  • Hack groups can be no larger than 5 but we encourage about 𝜋. 

What the hell does it mean to make a 𝜋-related application? Here are some ideas if you can't think of one: 

  • An algorithm that calculates the digits of 𝜋 to a certain amount of places in 10 different programming languages 
  • A recipe book application for cooking pies
  • A drawing application that utilizes 𝜋 
  • A music application that features a song about 𝜋 
  • An education application that helps children understand geometry with 𝜋 This is meant to be fun and not intense and crazy. Since you have only 3 hours and 14 minutes to make this right, we're looking for creativity and completeness of the application!

RSVP required. See you on the 14th!

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