Episode 027: Hackathons and Flirting with Failure with Rachel Katz

April 7th, 2017 · 56 mins 7 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Plotting the Rebellion” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:39 – Origin Story and Superpowers

03:05 – Getting Hooked on Hackathons

04:42 – Corporate Hackathons; Making Hackathons Accessible and Inclusive

Greater Than Code Episode 015: Zuri Hunter as Queen of Hackathons


09:38 – Organizing Hackathons

12:21 – Non-programmers and Hackathons; Bringing in Diverse Perspectives

“Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I’ll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems.” ~Jamie Zawinski

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

22:46 – Building Things for Others, Leadership Roles, Group Dynamics, and Men vs Women

Ctrl Alt Delete Hate Hackathon

Lady Problems Hackathon

35:28 – Overnight Hackathons vs Non-Overnight Hackathons

36:38 – The Value of Celebrating Glorious Failure and Responding to Stress and Pressure

Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music [TED Talk]


Astrid: Talking about hackathons is talking about all kinds of other issues.

Sam: Make room and seek out non-developers.

Rein: Benjamen Zander: Leadership on Display

Rachel: Show up, contribute, and listen.

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