Meet Diego Araos, the winner of Geekli.st sponsored Hackathon, Santiago, Chile (Dec 2011)

A little over a month ago Geekli.st co-founders Reuben Katz and Christian Sanz visited Chile and sponsored a Hackathon organized by Lenguajes Din├ímicos (Dynamic Languages) and Huevapi meetup groups.

As an open source community contributor and fervient enthusiast in bleeding edge tech, in my inaugural post I decided to cover the story behind the team that won, and also, give them props for developing in Node.js.

There were  a lot of developers in the hackathon, however, only three teams decided to accept the challenge and try to build something with Node.js in three hours.

Hackathon’s winning team designed a joystick app in Node.js.  The team members included Diego AraosIgnacio Baixas and Jaime Bunzli. Diego was the random winner of an iPad 2 giveaway. I interviewed him to get more insights about their project in the Hackathon. Continue reading