I’m jealous of Open Hack Day’ers

Beck showed up last night at the Yahoo Open Hack Day. Wow. Michael Arrington, who helped arrange the event, begged me to come and said I’d really be blowing it if I didn’t go.

Phil Wolff has a comparison between the Yahoo event and an eBay one.

I got the consolation prize, though. Jason Calacanis gave me a ride in his Yellow Corvette to dinner. Not quite as good as a private Beck concert, but had its own attributes!

Sorry the blog has been lame. Been having too many meetings to put my hands on a keyboard.

There’s a lot of photos and reports on the event on Technorati.

38 thoughts on “I’m jealous of Open Hack Day’ers

  1. I was in the pit.
    I also stayed up all night and ended up sleeping around 7am in a booth in the cafeteria.
    all in all, hack day was awesome.

  2. I was in the pit.
    I also stayed up all night and ended up sleeping around 7am in a booth in the cafeteria.
    all in all, hack day was awesome.

  3. Wow, shannonclark, a “mash pit” at a corporate concert! Speaking as a former punk rocker, that just depresses the hell out of me. But then I am so old skool, we used to call it the “slam pit.” And because I am originally from California, I know that before it was called slam dancing, it was called “The Huntington Beach Strut.”

    Yes, the fact that such things have long since filtered up to the mainstream audience still shocks me. But who would of thought we’d see the day when a bunch of high-paid professionals would be doing a watered down version of what a bunch of middle-class teenage boneheads were doing in the 80s.

  4. Wow, shannonclark, a “mash pit” at a corporate concert! Speaking as a former punk rocker, that just depresses the hell out of me. But then I am so old skool, we used to call it the “slam pit.” And because I am originally from California, I know that before it was called slam dancing, it was called “The Huntington Beach Strut.”

    Yes, the fact that such things have long since filtered up to the mainstream audience still shocks me. But who would of thought we’d see the day when a bunch of high-paid professionals would be doing a watered down version of what a bunch of middle-class teenage boneheads were doing in the 80s.

  5. Hey – well, I’m not exactly a huge techno geek, but I did just publish a book called QUEEN GEEK SOCIAL CLUB that features robots, Twinkies for super skinny super models, and a Star Wars date that goes horribly awry.If you want to check out my website (and Ch 1 of the book), it’s at http://www.queengeeksocialclub.com, and I’d welcome any geek-related comments.
    Laura Preble

  6. Hey – well, I’m not exactly a huge techno geek, but I did just publish a book called QUEEN GEEK SOCIAL CLUB that features robots, Twinkies for super skinny super models, and a Star Wars date that goes horribly awry.If you want to check out my website (and Ch 1 of the book), it’s at http://www.queengeeksocialclub.com, and I’d welcome any geek-related comments.
    Laura Preble

  7. Hack days like this represent innovation at its best; pure can-do attitude, and it really works. Its amazing how people manage to have such great ideas in such a short space of time.

    Its a great way to get an ecosystem going around Yahoo’s APIs. Google and Microsoft should start running them too.

  8. Hack days like this represent innovation at its best; pure can-do attitude, and it really works. Its amazing how people manage to have such great ideas in such a short space of time.

    Its a great way to get an ecosystem going around Yahoo’s APIs. Google and Microsoft should start running them too.

  9. Not Beck…but attended a private concert by Tea Party at Waterloo in Canada. Cool enough for a Kentucky boy.
    Small vinues are cool beyond belief. Tragically Hip would have been better but that was Y2K 2000 in Toronto. How about a lottery of tickets for the were not worthy, were not worthy (reader type folks).

  10. Not Beck…but attended a private concert by Tea Party at Waterloo in Canada. Cool enough for a Kentucky boy.
    Small vinues are cool beyond belief. Tragically Hip would have been better but that was Y2K 2000 in Toronto. How about a lottery of tickets for the were not worthy, were not worthy (reader type folks).

  11. “Lord, Please don’t forsake me in my Mercedes Benz
    ..When the Lord rings my front door
    And asks me what I got to show
    Besides the dust in my pockets
    And the things that just eat away my soul”
    Beck-Strange Apparition (great new Beck tune-must listen)

  12. “Lord, Please don’t forsake me in my Mercedes Benz
    ..When the Lord rings my front door
    And asks me what I got to show
    Besides the dust in my pockets
    And the things that just eat away my soul”
    Beck-Strange Apparition (great new Beck tune-must listen)

  13. Not just any old private concert by Beck either… a concert (with mash pit in the middle of a corporate concert) complete with live puppets (see Laughing Squid) and a concert where you could walk right up to the stage, drink free beer (if you like) and enjoy really, really good music…

    and of course, then spend the next 20+ hours, without much sleep, coding…

    Lots of fun.

  14. Not just any old private concert by Beck either… a concert (with mash pit in the middle of a corporate concert) complete with live puppets (see Laughing Squid) and a concert where you could walk right up to the stage, drink free beer (if you like) and enjoy really, really good music…

    and of course, then spend the next 20+ hours, without much sleep, coding…

    Lots of fun.

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