Tagging / Social Media
We would love for you to share your experiences, pictures, tweets and encourage you to tag them with #shbp.
The event’s official Twitter account is @superhappybe.
You can also check into “Super Happy Block Party” on Foursquare.
And you can find us on Instagram as “superhappybe” and remember to tag your pictures with #shbp.
What is a DevHouse?
SuperHappyDevHouse is a non-exclusive event intended for creative and curious people interested in technology. We’re about knowledge sharing, technology exploration, and ad-hoc collaboration. Come to have fun, build things, learn things, and meet new people. It’s called hacker culture, and we’re here to encourage it. You can think of us as a party for hacker and thinkers, combining serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere. DevHouse started on May 29, 2005 by Jeff Lindsay and David Weekly and has been thrown just about every 6 weeks since then. DevHouse has since expanded to many different cities and countries around the world.
The concept and culture of SuperHappyDevHouse were directly inspired by a number of cultural artifacts, including: Homebrew Computer Club, LAN parties, Hackers (book), Triumph of the Nerds, French salons (intellectual events).
What is Super Happy Block Party?
The inaugural Super Happy Block Party Hackathon for the first time is bridging the worlds of software developers and artists. We are opening our doors to the community in the spirit of innovation by creating the perfect environment for an interactive block. The City of Palo Alto blocked off High Street between University and Hamilton. In addition, the day long event will feature: fleets of colorful food trucks, parking spaces dedicated to local startups, and a Hack the Future tent to teach kids to code.
Super Happy Block Party is the 50th Hackathon of SuperHappyDevHouse — a five year standing community of hackers, software engineers and makers who join forces at monthly Hackathons. In the tradition of Super Happy Dev House, Super Happy Block Party Hackathon is partnering with Dev House’s sister projects, Hack the Future and Hacker Dojo — making ideas, learning, and curiosity contagious.
“We were founded under the idea that smart, passionate people rubbing shoulders is what really changes the world,” adds Katy Levinson, a Director of Hacker Dojo, “Super Happy Block Party is a logical next step for the 24/7 version of this community. We are honored by the opportunity to welcome more people into our community to become part of a force for innovation and creativity.”
Artists, designers, and creatives from Silicon Valley will join hackers, software engineers and makers in a multimedia mashup conversation. Super Happy Block Party Hackathon designed a creative playing field for artists as well as hackers.
Computers / Internet Connection
Please bring your own computers and laptops, we will not be able to provide them. You are also encouraged to bring your own adapters, power cords and ethernet cables as we will only be able to provide the basic infrastructure. There is a wireless network set up across the whole block called “superhappy” that you are welcome to use – thanks to Ridge Wireless. Talenthouse also offers ethernet outlets.
If you have a question or would like to talk to one of the organizers please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
+1 (650) 930-9813