The Fargo Hackathon is the first one that I have ever attended. At first I didn’t think I was going to be able to stack up against all the other brilliant minds in the room. But Alas! My skills proved to be useful and it was such a blast! I will definitely be attending more as I find out about them
The Hackathon Theme
The theme was about visualization. Take Data, Charts, graphs, or other information and use code to make it more easily digestible and fit for human interpretation. Most of the teams decided to go with data that was provided by the hackathon to build their apps, which was bike share and Fargo census data. But my team decided to go a different route. We decided to dig up project files from the previous hackathons and archive them in the form of a website. The goal of the website is to allow hackathon attendees to sign up for an account and upload their project to the website.
The Technical Deets
My role in the project was to provide all the front end code. I also worked with a designer to and used the photoshop files he provided to create the layout. Since we only had 24 hours to build the site, I decided to use Foundation 5 with SASS and Compass. Since the SASS version of Foundation has an extensive settings file for their variables, setting up the grid, typography, and color scheme took mere seconds. Once the front end code was finished, the backend developer created the admin area in .NET.