TC Hack is launching three unique hack nights for developers in the Twin Cities: the Cocoa (iOS) Hack, Android Hack, and Rails Hack will each meet twice per month at the Livefront / Smart Factory space in Uptown.
Hack Nights differ from traditional user group and meetup events in that they do not have a speaker, a program, or an agenda. Instead, developers of varying skill-levels, from novice to expert, gather in one place and ‘hack’ on projects, sometimes together, sometimes on their own.
TC Hack is driven by the team at Livefront, pulling together technical talent from around the Twin Cities to facilitate and lead each Hack. “This is about advancing ourselves as technical practitioners,” says Sam Kirchmeier, one of the TC Hackers and developer at Livefront.
“We have four simple principles that drive our Hack Nights: everyone is welcome, we drink only MN craft beer, we have an open source focus, and we don’t have an agenda or speakers.”
The hack nights are starting up this week; CoCoa is on the second & fourth Wednesdays 7-9pm, Rails meets the first & third Thursdays 7-9pm, and Android hack nights are the second & fourth Thursdays from 7-9pm.
“We’re excited about launching hack nights here in the Twin Cities,” co-organizer Matt Ronge, says. “Nearly every major tech hub city in the country has at least one consistent, well-attended hack night. Minnesota is now among those cities.”