Brass tacks: Come to my build-a-thon, make cool shit! .
If you haven't heard, Brooklyn is the place to be the second week of October 2012. That's the week that the Internet is getting together for a week of conferences, meet ups, drink-ups, shinanagans, and the friendliest little web build-a-thon that could. It just so happens that that build-a-thon is being organized and hosted by myself and Tom Sartain. We'd love for you to join us!
What's this “build-a-thon”?
Alright, here's the deal. If you're a designer or a developer I know you have at least one project in your mind right now that you want to work on. And there's a good chance you've been thinking about working on this project for a while and for one reason or another haven't been able to dive in and get it done.
Brooklyn Alpha is a perfect excuse to give yourself three days to put your idea into motion. Not only will you have three days, you'll have access to other motivated folks who may have complementary skills. Maybe you're a designer who needs a Python developer. Or you're Mr. Django himself and you need a designer to help make your project easy to use and easy on the eyes. Or maybe you're someone who has a head full of great ideas and you're looking for designers and developers to lend a hand in materializing all that greatness coming from your grey matter. Whatever your situation we'll have you covered.
“I don't have any ideas”
OK, OK. The brain well done gone dry. It happens to the best of us. Can you sling hot pixels or code? Of course you can. Then you should come to Brooklyn Alpha. Here's why. Last year when we opened up the floor to anyone to get up and pitch ideas, nearly every single one of our incredible attendees got up and did just that. And more than a few got up a second or third time. There will be no shortage of excellent ideas at Alpha and many of them will need your brain to get them moving.
OK, cool. What else?
I'll tell you what else. You get to be a part of something that's going to be huge. Brooklyn Alpha is sharing the week with the legendary Brooklyn Beta and we're an official part of Beyond Beta. If you haven't heard of those stop reading this now and go find out about them (then hurry back and pick up your ticket to Alpha).
Brooklyn Alpha will be taking place during the day each of its three days. That leaves the evenings free for maximum mingling with a whole host of excellent web folks that will for sure be inhabiting our incredible Borough of Brooklyn during the week.
Hope to see you there!
This is our second year hosting Brooklyn Alpha. It's a challenging, fun, and rewarding task to take on. We're doing this because we love the work we do, we love the city we live in, and we love the web community that makes events like this possible. We're honored to be able to surround ourselves with so many people that share our passions.
Thanks for reading