O.K. so I’ve never been to a 48 hour code-a-thon.
I don’t have a thing to wear!
O.K. I’m not really that silly.
It IS Austin, after all and I really do need something that is comfy and semi-presentable after you’ve slept in a “love sack.” (Unfortunately it’s just a large bean bag. Oh well, I’ve got enough on my plate this weekend!)
The real question is, “What are the tools/toys I might need?” Here’s what I’m packing:
- My Blue Snowball USB Microphone in case I want to record audio or make podcasts
- Power cords
- iPod and cord
- dongle to connect with a projector
- card reader
- memory stick
- battery charger
- mighty mouse
- cell phone (call it: 254.681.6003 if you have ideas or questions)
- cell phone charger
- CDs to burn
- PowerBook G4
I suppose I’ll need clothing and personal hygiene products. I’ll not forget those, but this weekend, it’s all about the tools and toys and making them work! I’ll bring a couple of good books I’m reading. After all, I’m not coding and as geeky as I am, I still can’t spend TOO much time in front of a computer, so I’ll also pack:
- arm weights
- tennis shoes
- walking clothes (I’m REALLY going to have to find a place to shower!)
HMMMM, what else do I need? If I were younger, perhaps a skateboard, indoor basketball equipment, mountain bike, dart board, and pet dog. I missed the dot com craze when I lived in Silicon Valley. But I was running a nonprofit dependent on grant funds, ridiculous timelines, and young, passionate people so I lived my version of that culture. (Gads, I miss office olympics at midnight!)
SO, what else do I need? Maybe a healthy dose of moxie! I’m looking at the developer’s wiki page and I swear it’s written in Arabic!
Breathe in… you are not a programmer are the end user! You are not the chef, you are the diner…breathe out.
Besides they tell me that tek republik regularly hosts “24hr to 72hr LAN parties and understand our needs.”
Now off to find something to put all of that stuff in! Perhaps a Whole Foods grocery bag?