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Hacking at Coronavirus

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young
2020-04-24

I’m unconvinced that hackathons will be quite the same without beer and pizza, but they continue through our various quarantines virtually nonetheless. Canadian hackers went on a marathon three-day marathon hackathon on 17, 18 and 19 April, Together vs Virus, and some emerged with impressive results, pizza or no. (Particularly the kids who build a Zoom replacement.)

Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery, Jason was one of the first South Africans to really grasp the importance of data in the newsroom and has remained one step ahead of the trends in the field all the way. Even Naked Data was conceived before email newsletters were cool again. But what does that tell you about the measure of the man? Nothing, that's what. He hides the superman CV behind a truly mild-mannered and overly modest persona and is best described as "one of the nicest guys in the business". When he's angry, it is righteously so, and his anger always wears velvet mittens. The true signs of his genius include the ability to create multilingual puns on demand (witness the alternative Naked Data strap "Putting the heita in to data") and the fact that he offered me a job. (AO)

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