MIT Hacking Arts: a write-up

HelenPrefacepitch-300x258A Hustler at a Hackathon

“I eagerly ran up to volunteer my services to David Allen, a creative coder coming down from New York who wanted to continue his partnership with local Boston dancer Pampi of In Divine Company to develop an emotional facial recognition product for dancers.

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Pampi was offsite, so in the morning we got her feedback on our first draft of the presentation and found that some of what we had proposed wasn’t very useful to dancers. We started over and scheduled a lot of time with volunteer mentors on site to get more inspiration.  The time passed by in a blur as we continued to test our ideas with fellow hackers and finalize the pitch. Before we knew it we were up on stage with three minutes to do a live demo of the tool, which could now see David smiling and would return photos of fellow Hackers smiling back.”

A Hustler at a Hackathon