Vampire Hackathon

A Halloween Hack Party

Code until the sun rises. Drink whiskey. Eat waffles.

Part Halloween party, part coding contest, we're celebrating the night in true startup fashion: working with our fellow hackers and designers to create something awesome.... before the sun rises!

It's like a mini Startup Weekend compressed into a single night. With an open bar. And weird costumes. Ok, it's like doing Startup Weekend while slightly tipsy and working on crazy, outlandish ideas - that's part of the competition! Can you defeat the Ballmer Peak?


Prizes & Swag


Free Food & Drinks!

We're a strong believer in the health benefits of caffeine and cookies.

We'll have plenty of coffee, Mountain Dew, Red Bull, and various energy drinks to keep you properly caffeinated. We'll also have an assortment of organic junk food, ice creams, and chocolate espresso beans!

Plus, our master waffle chef - Pardees - is going to treat us to some of the finest waffles on the planet. Eat breakfast all night long!

And let's not forget Brian Wang - of Venture Cafe fame - who will be mixing up his Kendall-Square-Famous cocktails.


Dress Code: Vampire Casual

Costumes highly encouraged! Come as your favorite symbol of the night. If you dislike costumes, that's ok - you can dress up like an MBA for Halloween (I'm talking about you, Mike Norman!)


Schedule


Team Formation / Connectors

If you are looking to join a team, or could use some help, come early (5pm) and do some mingling before things get crazy. You also can line up to do a 30 second pitch at 7pm.

At the event, we'll also have a huge writeable wall to post ideas and projects on.

Finally, David Bisceglia and Jeremy Levine are attending the hackathon as "connectors". Please talk to them! Their job will be to help introduce people with complementary skillsets / interests.


The Rules

If you want to just show up and have fun, that's fine - no rules then! However, to be eligible for the competition and prizes:


Thanks to our sponsors!

October 19th, 2012
5pm until sunrise
Cambridge Innovation Center
5th Floor, Greenlight Labs
1 Broadway, Cambridge MA
- or sign up manually

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Who's Coming? (168)

Nick Tommarello
Host
David Bisceglia
Host
Cofounder and CEO at The Tap Lab. We make real-world games for the iPhone.
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Sherry Zhao
Host
Founder at Impactwell and Green Light Labs. Research Scientist in Cognitive Acoustics.
Paul English
Judge
CTO/Co-founder of KAYAK. Founder of the "gethuman" movement.
Dharmesh Shah
Judge
Entrepreneur. Founder/CTO @hubspot inbound marketing and startup blogger at OnStartups.com.
Nabeel Hyatt
Judge
Founder, investor, product guy, geek. Former CEO at Conduit, ex-GM at Zynga, now at Spark Capital.
Jim Alvarez
Judge
President, Dogbar Ventures
Dave Balter
Judge
Founder and CEO, BzzAgent. Partner at Boston Seed. Board Member with MITX; Mentor at TechStars.
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Bill Warner
Grand Poobah
Angel investor focused on very early stage startups built from the heart.
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Pardees Safizadeh
Sr. Waffle Maker
I can some front end, graphic design, and im an expert marketing person with an awesome understanding of the tech side of things!
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William Neely
Master of Zombies
Founder at Piecewise. Expert Nazi Zombie Player.
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Daniel Sullivan
Holder of Nerf Gun
I am the keymaster.
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Smit Patel
Mascot in Training
Marketing/Hustler.
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Brian Wang
Chief Liquor Procurer
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Greg Belote
VP of Engineering at Wefunder
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Ben Cohen
Hacking away on statement1.
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Sidi Gomes
Welcome to my lair!
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Luke Griffiths
I'm a Rails coder! Yay!
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Nate Johnson
The distant future. The distant future.
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Eli Fox-Epstein
Pro tip: regrow your scallions in a jar of water on the counter.
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Adam Duston
I won first place at Boston AngelHack two months ago. Let me know if you want to work with me.
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Jeremy Levine
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Ali Ukani
I dev hard all Fall like the ball teams just so I can make it rain all Spring
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Kabir Hemrajani
I like pixels.
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Jesse Waites
I'm a technology activist, founder of PNTHR.com, and writer for VentureFizz and occasionally Bostinno. I find work for American programmers.
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Brandon Casci
I'm not a vampire. I'm a full-stack web developer that's started two profitable companies. I'm happy to work with others!
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Mike Anderson
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Rafael Gonzaque
Full of ideas and talkative! :) @iamrgon
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Jared Chung
Founder at CareerVillage. I use Hackathons to build fun things. If it isn't fun and edgy, I'm not your guy.
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Leon Noel
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Josh S Silverman
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Rudi Seitz
I run a site for word enthusiasts at http://wwww.quadrivialquandary.com and I blog at http://www.rudiseitz.com
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Praveen Aravamudham
a passionate iOS developer
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David Chouinard
UX designer and Javascript/Node.js hacker trying to make a dent in the universe. TechStars HackStar, TEDxMontreal curator & science nerd.
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Colden Prime
I'm an iOS developer at Intrepid Pursuits.
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Max Thayer
Game designer, systems analyst, aspiring marketer. I live to diminish market inefficiencies.
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Chenkai Liu
I am a senior Computer Science student attending Boston University. I am a huge programming geek and have experience developing for iOS
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Ryan Light
I like putting things on internet. CSS/HTML(ALL OF THE NUMBERS), Javascripts, The Adobe suite, Angelfire, AOLs - you know... internets?
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Mike Shah
I like to take long walks on the beach.
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Elise Moussa
creative & innovative
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William Ho
I'm a UX Designer & product guy with plenty of mobile and web experience. Recent TechStars UX Hackstar.
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Alex Horak
hopster
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Gerry Praysman
Sr. Acquisitions Advisor at Apptopia
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Cara Smith
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Shaun Johnson
Co-Founder of Boston Startup School. I was a vampire and batman for various years, in various genres.
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aslam karachiwala
https://c3.parallelcities.com/people/212
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Brian Del Giudice
jim.oneill@abovethefolddesign.com
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Sean Laurence
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Rebecca Sealfon
We are the fighting Uruk-hai! We program in RoR and front-end, night and day. Join my team and we will feast on man's-flesh after!
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Tawheed Abdul-raheem
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Mike Isman
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Andrew Nalband
Director of UX at Ubersense - mobile and front-end designer/developer and User Experience junky.
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Christian Von Stackelberg
CEO and Co-founder of Zigswitch
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Orkun özbek
Web, Mobile programmer.
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Maja Rita
Vampire Hackathon?!? Hell yea
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Patrick Allen
My first hackathon, I have experience in Objective-C, JS, HTML/CSS and some Java
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Jenna Kazarian
HTML/CSS JavaScript and graphics front end developer, also good with SQL databases.
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Robin Coxe
Hardware engineer (PCB & FPGA design). Founder of Close-Haul Communications.
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Turner Bohlen
I'm a little interested in everything, am a developer, try to design (often fail), love big ideas and big visions, and run StartLabs.
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Matt Ricketson
Many years of experience in iOS; have published several apps. Expertise in networking, UI/UX, animation, and location services.
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Steven Valeri
BC student - First Hackathon - Experience with Java, Unity3D and familiar with HTML, CSS, JavaScript
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Eric Kelly
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Nick Locascio
Build awesome things with passionate people. Mobile, Web Development. Objective C, PHP, MYSQL, Javascript, AJAX, Python, HTML, CSS, Java.
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Rene Miller
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Ethan Sherbondy
I like computer graphics, programming languages, and learning from people who are smarter than me.
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Grant Deken
UI/UX design, learning Python/Django. Have a sweet idea for the Hackathon.
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Bruno B. Ferrari Faviero
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Raphael Landaverde
Computer Engineering MS Student
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Otto Christian von Wachter
Hi, I'm an Android and web developer working on two startup projects: Glance Calendar for Android and bcard (as in business and vcard)
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Imanuela Costiner
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Andy Rogers
I'm a person.
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Joseph Laurendi
Web developer at a local startup. I can't make it for the entire event but maybe I'll still be able to put together something worthwhile!
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Gabe Warshauer-Baker
Rad dude with rad tude. Planning to dev a "productivity" app aimed at free time. Or something else aligned with the aforementioned tude.
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Stuart Powers
downloading and/or breaking the internet, frisbee, hating on 'UnicodeDecodeError' and probably coming across wrong thx to my expert sarcasm
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Albert Willis
MIT IS&T refugee, front-end coder, aspiring entrepreneur.
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David Zhou
hardcore entrepreneur that helps other entrepreneurs! -ePowerhouse :)
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Lena Liu
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Andrei Oprisan
@taskup founder. Worked at @Google Summer of Code @Citigroup @NYU @MyBuilding.org @Lycos
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Nate Aune
Python hacker with experience in Django, Plone and building SaaS applications. Some mobile dev experience but would like to learn more.
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Liz Cormack
Marketing Manager at The Tap Lab by day, vampire slayer by night and yeti hunter on the weekends.
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Brian Dant
I'm just this guy, you know. I feel ways about stuff. I'm better at writing code than bios.
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Brent Besson
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Jonathan Munoz
Game Designer here, hoping to bring life to some wacky ideas. If anyone needs a hand with any kind of design, look for the Monopoly Man!
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Pascal Rettig
Bearded Dude
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Brett Anderson
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Divesh Gidwani
Co-founder at TaskUp and Consultant with Arcadia Solutions.
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Joe Baz
UX Slayer
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Sky Huang
Me
Fredrik Kaupang
CEO/Founder of Kaupang Studios. I <3 making i-Games about the Milkshake Monsters!
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Eric Berg
# /etc/init.d/bergd status
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Benjamin Hitov
I obsess over projects to stave off existential crises. It's quite effective.
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Daniel Racowsky
Wazzup! I'm agile music enthusiast, yes, a Professional Scrum Master who wants to bring agile to the music space, via Howdoisound.net!
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Chris Beaman
Co-Founder of Moving Metrics. UX/UI designer, front-end dev. Let's build something awesome!
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John Clark
I code like a grandpa.
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Jake Bailey
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Eron Gjoni
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Alex Lynn
UI/UX Wonk.
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Scott Segel
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Marc Regan
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Dale Bertrand
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John Watson
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Mike Norman
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Isaac Cambron
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Jon Pierce
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Ralph Shao
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Galen Sanford
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Matthew Brandly
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James Daniels
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Dan Koff
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Jason Pearson
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Andrew Tremblay
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Kyle Charron
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William Whitney
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Mike Lilly
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Steven Moseley
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Julia Winn
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Vidal Ekechukwu
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Martha Kucharik Rettig
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Kristofer Mondlane
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Charles Baakel
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Ben Xiong
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Nick Tommarello
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David Bisceglia
I'm helping to bring this spooky hackfest to life! Be there or be the undead...
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James Rogers
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Teddy Wing
Designer & developer
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Stuart Powers
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Will Brierly
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Diane Williams
I'm a mobile developer (and a decent designer) but I will be volunteering for World Music earlier in the evening, so I'm coming to hang out.
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Jeffrey Glusman
Co-Founder, COO, and Creative Director of Joust (formerly code-laboration). My goal is to make customer service not suck.
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Chelsea Tharp
Hi, I'm Chelsea & I work for Apptopia, the online marketplace for buying & selling mobile app ownership!
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Chase Lambert
I like computers and frisbee.
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Max Stein-Golenbock
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Samantha Drane
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Colin Winter
Video hacker currently working on a music video platform
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Philipp Hanes
Most interested in hacking on something Android-y. But Rails, Perl, Java, or JavaScript would be okay too.
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Sam McIntire
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Alex Pedicini
Community Manager @UbersenseApp
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Steve Ayr
Lawyer for creative people, artist in my own mind, shameless self-promoter.
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Marli Mesibov
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John Malloy
30 year IT veteran
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Dav B
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Kawandeep Virdee
creative technologist, mostly python and js
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Akshat Pradhan
Love of IxD, Meteor, and Security
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Adriel Klein
I want to learn how to make some apps
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Matt Gabrenya
student tryna make something
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Hisham Bedri
MIT TPP; Image Processing, Hardware Hacking, Node.js, MATLAB, Idea Guy, Signal Processing
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Andrew Wesson
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Vu Le
Python Maniac
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Blake Sessions
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Brad Geswein
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Zoe Barry
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David Wang
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Jenny Cheng
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