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I think the issue here was that it was for a final exam.

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Yeah, let's post the questions to our take home final to the internet. No one will notice. Honest.

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I'm not sure what you expect when it's a take home final, however.

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Honesty?

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I'm sure honour codes don't distinguish.

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Evidently a take-home exam, which by its nature would have different expectations wrt assistance vs. an in-class exam.

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So was this a CMU student? :(

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The most interesting part of this, I think, is the tweet buttons with the quotes everywhere. Does that make an appreciable change in terms of people sharing? Or does it just take up a bunch of space?

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...explain? I honestly don't understand what happened. How does promoted posts tie in?

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http://dangerousminds.net/comments/facebook_i_want_my_friend...

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Maybe it wasn't a good analogy, but I think the premise--underrepresentation begets underrepresentation and a whole slew of other problems--is pretty sound.

Also, did you a word?

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underrepresentation begets underrepresentation and a whole slew of other problems

-- This is a good idea or notion to explore, agreed.

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I wonder if that's as true for hackathons, like Alexey's, that don't charge attendees $70 a pop.

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Most hackathons, like the Greylock one mentioned, are organized with large budgets in hopes of bringing in talent to find recruits for their companies.

Independently organized hackathons like AngelHack need to charge to ensure long-term sustainability of the event and ensure you're getting certain amenities that you should expect from a quality hack. If you've ever been to a Facebook hackathon you can tell they spend easily 20k between setup, employees, food costs, travel, and prizes.

If PenApps isn't charging yet, then that's because they are being subsidized by UPenn, which is an awesome luxury that most potential organizers will not have.

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PennApps is funded solely through our awesome sponsors! No money from Penn at all :)

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Well, when you have an awesome event and you're fully transparent about what's going on and where the money goes, things like sponsorship get pretty simple :) Everyone involved gets some good value out of PennApps (which is why you guys have absolutely no problem finding sponsors or funding your event).

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Pen Apps not getting money from UPenn!!! Pulak, I thought your hustle was stronger than that ;)

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We've been running SuperHappyDevHouse for over 7 years and we have never charged money for admission. $20k is a lot of money to run an event, ours usually run in the $1-2k range.

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As long as you have a venue, Hackathons are not terribly expensive. They typically cost anywhere from $500-$2,000 most of which can be financed by sponsorships. PennApps does have the luxury of being housed at Penn, and the organizers have subsidized use of the rooms there. Given the community that has formed in various tech cities around the world, it shouldn't be hard to find a venue for free or a reasonably if you look around.

Here's a breakdown of other costs:

--food ----< 50 people >>> (3 Meals at $6 pp) = $300 (sandwiches, pizza, bagel breakfast) >>> (3 meals at $10 pp) = $500 (with this you can get a well-priced taco buffet, pizza, snacks, bagel breakfast)

--drinks ----< 50 people >>>> $3 pp = $150 ....bubble tea would be much more pricey, but also much more awesome.

Also note that gummy bears can be purchased in 5 lbs. packs for $16 http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gummi-Candy-Gold-Bears-5-Pound/....

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SHDH is great, but I wouldn't compare it in the same light as the hackathons we're discussing. It's not a weekend long event and you cut corners on getting healthy food, because you have no funding. Not to take away from the great fun of a SHDH, but most developers these days expect a certain level of quality from the hackathons they attend.

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It is.

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It's too bad he can't be his own frontman. I guess that's impostor syndrome for ya?

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Wait, so is this a browser easter egg or just a result of parsing out non-hex characters?

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non-hex. #chuckn falls back to #c00c00

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p-a-r-o-d-y

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What is this a parody of?

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is it?

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