I was thinking of seeing if I could reverse engineer the protocol & create my own API for it. I thought I'd do a quick search first & this is a link I found buried deep in Google. I haven't shared a lot on hacker news but thought you'd all appreciate it. cheers
I really wanted to look at the map in the context of where actual countries were so I threw together a Google Maps overlay. I couldn't believe how accurately the connections followed country lines, it was amazing!
I just found it interesting that after reading plenty of "news sources" on the subject, I didn't get one authoritative post on HOW the hackers did it and WHY. The readme helped out but to hear directly from the hackers was quite informative. This post did. Then again, now that you bring it up, I'm not sure there's any way we can know if it's "authoritative" or not.
Hmm... definitely agree with nick. The hacker community in Vancouver is already so small that there's no need to do both on the same weekend.
I also agree $75 is quite steep, so I've talked to the SW folks about working together somehow & getting a better discount for scrappy entrepreneurs & hackers (while preserving the high $75 for business & "marketing" folk who tend to hijack hacker events here in Vancouver). They're all for it!
So far, we got a 20% discount off for Startup Digest readers (code: startupdigest), but I'm sure we can get even more.