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Sqoot: We Screwed Up, Hackathon May Not Go On


The cofounders of daily deals aggregator Sqoot have issued a full apology on their blog for a lame joke that made its way into the description of a Boston hackathon and offended the Internet. The joke and subsequent backlash that cost the organizers of the Boston API Jam four sponsors at last count may mean the organizers have to reschedule or cancel the event. “As we decide whether to continue with the event, or reschedule for another time, we will focus efforts on making sure that our event marketing is inclusive to all. We will do better,” Sqoot writes. Read More