My First Hackathon

Last Thursday I was beat down and tired after four long days of class, with two more to go. But when the prompt for our afterhours hackathon came out, I knew I had to attend.

I've always loved to jump into code, but my front-end design skills have been lacking. I've been pouring my extra time into making up for that, and this hackathon was the perfect opportunity. Working with my classmate Artur, we were given two hours to clone the design of a site of our choosing. Selections ranged from the simple Hacker News to one of my favorite old joke sites,

Artur and I went for visual pop, and took on Pinterest. We got off to a slow start, but by the time we finsihed I was happy with the results. You can see the result below; I think that with more time, we could have made it even more true to the real thing.

Our Pinterest lookalike.

Bradley Portnoy

Bradley Portnoy

I'm a recovering politico and brand marketer diving head-first into the world of software development, and always searching for ways to impact the world for the better.

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