cLoudspeaker Proves the Easiest Way to Win a Hackathon is by Rickrolling the Audience

The team presenting cLoudspeaker at NYU's Courant Institute. (via Kaushal Parikh)

Last weekend’s hackNY Hackathon at NYU’s Courant Institute culled some of the best young engineering minds from the East Coast to compete in a 24-hour code battle to the DEATH (okay, not really). But still–intense! The main project criteria for this hackathon? “Awesomeness,” obviously.

“For seriously this is not a hackathon about building something with a huge market or a ‘minimum viable product’ or something,” reads the Hacker League page. “Build something that blows away the judges with creativity and skill, either in design or technical winning.” Read More