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Terrible Ideas Hackathon this weekend!

🎨 Ready to get creative? Our last event for the year, the Terrible Ideas Hackathon is this weekend! This is one of our favourite events to run. Like the 48hour Film Challenge or challenges like Artober, this event is a challenge to create the most terrible, awful, brilliant ideas you can

🎨 Ready to get creative? Our last event for the year, the Terrible Ideas Hackathon is this weekend! This is one of our favourite events to run. Like the 48hour Film Challenge or challenges like Artober, this event is a challenge to create the most terrible, awful, brilliant ideas you can think of.

Whether you’re gluing cardboard together, developing algorithms, or writing a 5,000-word Shrek fanfiction, we’d love to have you on board!

We've changed up a few things for this one, especially given it's the second time we've run it this year!

  1. 💵 We've run out of money!
  2. 🏆 We have a sponsor and a real, non-prank-containing prize to be won!
  3. 🌎 We're running it simultaneously in Whangārei, London, Sydney, and here in Auckland!

For an idea of the sorts of things people make, here's one of the top projects from the event earlier this year!

Prizes up for grabs!

A stack of books on a light blue background. Behind them are cobalt blue blobby, amoeba-like shapes. The books are: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal el Mohtar and Mac Gladstone Audition by Pip Adam Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin and The Frugal Wizard's Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson. Above the stack of books its says "Terrible Ideas Hackathon, 8th - 10th December, Prize Pack" Beneath the books is Ziggy, Parallel's portal-jumping person.
ONE TEAM will be walking away with some fantastic books thanks to Parallel!
We’re thrilled to be sponsoring @terriblehack Tāmaki Makaurau this year! Exploring new ideas (both good and bad) is an important part of reimagining and redreaming the world we live in. So to encourage that exploration we’ve put up a prize pack of some of our most popular books.

One lucky team making anything from pottery to programming will win this enviable tbr pile! Registrations are still open, so go get signed up and do your worst
-- Parallel Bookstore
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Kia ora! I'm the President of the Maker Club. I help put together the Terrible Ideas Hackathon, Kiwijam, and other odd events with the broad goal of bringing good people together.