A friend of mine asked me how class was on Monday, and I told her “I spent most of the time on twitter.” Now typically, I scroll through twitter and facebook mindlessly in other classes as the professor lectures on and on, but this time was DIFFERENT. It was very REFRESHING to use social media in a live and active way. We were able to see conversations and what was trending with #transh4ck. I had never heard of these “hackathons” before and I thought it was pretty AMAZING that these groups of people can come up with such INNOVATIVE ways of solving problems and developing software just overnight. It made me think about the possible types of things we could accomplish if we came together as a class. Maybe they’d put us on the news. I was able to see how this form of hacking can really bring about huge societal changes. I AM definitely beginning to mold some sort of definition as to what hacking really is.
Edited by Woody