Not so long ago, when tech jobs weren’t a commodity, people got excited about writing code. They fired up terminals, cloned repositories and went out of their way to build ideas from scratch. Google, Apple and Facebook happened. Life was awesome.
But then, somewhere along the way, the world got lost in a sea of corporate bullshit, incompetent project managers and made-up job roles. Writing awesome code didn’t really matter anymore, work lives became a 9 to 5 thing and god-level geeks allowed themselves to pursue strategic mediocrity. Today, the hacker is a dying species, endangered by pointless hierarchies, outrageous dress codes, and teammates who are hell-bent on being lazy.
But wait, there’s still hope.
Last year, we set out on a mission to save smart programmers from dead-end jobs by inviting them to Save the Hacker – a two-day hackathon that went on to change their lives. This year, we’re back, and we can’t wait to rescue more developers and see them build great products. So come join us in our mission, show us what you’ve got, and while at it, win some amazing prizes.
Website URL: http://www.savethehacker.com/