Our own Director of Engineering, Eric Herrmann, and I joined another team of developers to hack through the night on rCommend, a social-meets-mobile recommendation app.
Our six-person hacksquad did not know each other previously, yet came together to create a fully functioning demo of the app (and even Facebook and Twitter pages!) within the allotted 24-hour period. As a bonus, we were able to build the app across multiple mobile platforms because — you guessed it — we used the Corona SDK for the iPhone and Android versions, and had a BlackBerry developer on the team who did a BlackBerry version. (he was in town from Germany for the Blackberry Developer Conference, which starts today)
All in all, the event was a blast, and it was fascinating to see so many great ideas come to life in such a short amount of time. You can check out full coverage of the entire hackathon over at TechCrunch.
Thanks to TechCrunch for organizing this event, and all the food sponsors for keeping us fueled on pizza and snacks all night!