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 Dinámicos (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

Join Hackathon with Matt Aimonetti, Reuben Katz and Christian Sanz

Lenguajes Dinámicos (Dynamic Languages) and Huevapi are mixing things up in the Chilean developers community, literally and figuratively. It will be the first time that different local communities of developers plan a meetup together. And Matt Aimonetti  and friends will be there running the show, so make sure you tune in!

Note: These guys have successfully raised funding and are active in the U.S. tech community. And they are here in Chile. So make sure if nothing else you say Hola, Gracias and introduce yourself and your company. They want to meet you. They want to hear about your work.  They want to support the developers ecosystem in Chile. Following are the event details:

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