@ella0Day 1 of #10-days-in-public: not exactly the project I rsvp’ed with because I’ve been busy working on this Other Thing—I’m running a booth with Liv and Belle at a conference for high school girls in Vermont tomorrow to demo Sprig & talk about Hack Club, so I’ve been thinking of how to make that fun and engaging. In preparation for that, today, I spun up an interactive web thing (similar to hackclub/assemble-tv-thing) and also assembled a Sprig console.
@maggie5made a schedule (tentative) for leland hacks! heavily inspired by assemble’s schedule 😆@HenryBass-U02KEJ8T6D80*What's Henry™ Been Up to After Assemble?*™
The question on all of your minds:
What's Henry™ Doing With His Time After Assemble™?
Ever since the groundbreaking release of his team's Assemble™ project, the world has awaited his next ship™. When asked about this, he will say:
"_I'm working on a few different projects_"
What he means to say is that he currently has 12 windows open, 5 of them Firefox™ instances, each with more tabs then can fit on the navigation bar. One of those browser windows is entirely devoted to Wikipedia™ pages that he opens, and then refuses to close until he fully reads, despite the fact that he has no interest in doing so. In another window, he has everything from Ben Eater 8-bit breadboard CPU schematics, to Rust™ documentation, to TensorFlow™ docs and a partially written auto-encoder. He also has 3 Sprig ™windows, and article on how BitTorrent™ works, and a random CVE™. There is also an article on TradeMark™ Law, that he has clearly not read. There is even the skeleton of a 6502™ Emulator™ that he may or may not finish. There's a few 3Blue™1Brown™ videos that he's stuck trying to follow. There is an article on how memory works that he does not remember if he has read.
In another window, we have 1 Gig of raw Wikipedia™ data, and a Visual™ Studio™ Code™ window with code for an GO™ algorithm he is trying to use to compress said 1 Gig of Wikipedia™ data. Beyond that he has a Logisim™ window, with a partially designed ALU™ that he is trying to work on.
Each time he makes progress on one project, he gets interested in something else and opens 100 tabs for that. He is secretly hoping for his computer to crash and wipe his computer he can reorganize. He is spending large amounts of time studying useless aspects of computer science™, and math™. It has been like this since Assemble™ ended, and will continue indefinitely. This has been What's Henry™ Been Up to After Assemble?™.
Thank you for skimming over: _What's Henry™ Been Up to After Assemble?_™
@msw0i’ve finished Tunic! one of the most beautifully designed and complex games i’ve ever played. inspiration for multiple parts of assemble
@linkai0my first hack club scrapbook post! here’s a (late) dump of assemble last week
@karolina0been very fortunate to be able to spend the last few weeks in my beautiful home country!! (tons if pics on my instagram if you wanna see!!)
i had to miss assemble to be here, and while i'm spending time here, i'm realizing that there is no polish high-school STEM community - no high school hackathons, little to no hack club presence, etc. i'm been thinking about it for a few days, and i'm feeling more and more motivated to host a high school/college summer hackathon here next year. if you'd like to help me navigate the fun fun world of organizing an event 5000km away from where i live, lmk! 🎅
anyway! cheers from poland :polandparrot:(some rlly cool scrapbook updates incoming)
@maggie5so long, and thanks for all the dinos
Thank you everyone who made Assemble possible!! It was just so amazing to meet people who I’ve only talked to online :blobheart:, speedrun the slides for my workshop at assemble :partyparrot:, run around at midnight trying to figure out what was going on with the ctf :org: This was probably the best weekend of my entire summer ❤️
I’m running a hackathon this September, and will totally take inspiration from the vibe and everything at Assemble. And if you’re in the bay area, please come, I’d love to meet you!!
@alex0post-assemble ramen @ SFO (Benjamin and Aadit shopping for earbuds somewhere too)
@rajanagarwal0:assemble: ASSEMBLE SHIP :shipitparrot:
The internet is a scary place — why don’t we keep it that way? Blind Spot (BS) is a model that ONLY allows you to view fake news on the internet. On a google search, it removes all reliable sources and only shows the most extreme results. On a page itself, it is glorified & prioritized if it is fake news, and if it’s a real source, it all becomes ZACHARY LATTA THE FOURTH OUR SAVIOR :zrl: In the video, you’ll see a bunch of searches just disappear, leaving only fake news 🪄
It was super fun to push my limits with a timed 90 minute hack, and where I had my first interaction with Docker and GPT2. So happy to meet all of you, had an amazing time 💖 Huge shoutout to the entire Assemble team :blob_comfy:
As always, open sourced at github.com/rajanwastaken/blind-spot
@sampoder5Assembling Assemble (:scrappy:-edition) #5: the whole team has made to figma! I'm lost for words, I'm so excited for tomorrow, this'll be amazing! ❤️
we spent the day doing a ton of venue setup and last minute fixes :D
@alex0after a lot of restarts, issues, almost giving up, finally done with 98% of it.
@sampoder5Assembling Assemble (:scrappy:-edition) #4: We’re in SF! Wow! The venue is magical, I’m firefighting constantly and somehow we’re going to pull this off! See you all tomorrow :D
(costco trip, supplies room & flying to SF) (oh and slightly late, but oops!)
@ian6Small ship / update to ticketing.assemble.hackclub.com: Once you upload your negative COVID test, you’ll be emailed your Assemble ticket. It’ll also be available at the bottom of the page. @tetraoxygen put in a ton of work to make the whole ticketing system possible! It even supports Apple Wallet. Assemble is only 2 days out!
@sampoder5Assembling Assemble (:scrappy:-edition) #3: Finished my final day in Vermont! The big thing I did today was presenting the entire Run of Show to the HQ staff attending, which was almost a full hour of me talking (yikes!). All set and packed to travel to SF in a couple of hours.
@aaryan4Reached Oakland, California! The weather is so good omg :)
@sampoder5Assembling Assemble (:scrappy:-edition) #2: Wrapping up for the day! Got one day left in VT until Assemble. Spent most of the day fixing up things and making sure everything is set to go. Also a lot of emailing! And @deven & I shipped this massive box of fun supplies…. around 10 kilos of swag, prizes and sharpies :D
@sampoder5Assembling Assemble (:scrappy:-edition) #1: Spent the weekend tying up loose ends on the logistics front, writing more code for Scrapbook @ Assemble (name suggestions, please!) & preparing the ceremonies. Most importantly, however, @deven, @benjamin & @kunalbotla are in town so we went around exploring Vermont! It was lovely to talk about the hackathon with everyone (alongside other, slighly less stressful topics) and to get geared up for a jam-packed week.
@Jaden0sent a pr to www-assemble and sam accepted it in less than 30 seconds
@ian6polishing up & preparing to open source/ship the assemble ticketing site