For assistance on understanding “hackathons” in general, see here.
The National Day of Hacking Your Own Assumptions and Entitlement is a sort of meta-hackathon, if you will… a inward-looking session in which hackathon participants “hack” their own outlook (not the mail client), reverse-engineering the various unexamined attitudes underpinning their choices & decisions: those same privileges & perspectives on which their participation in prior “Hackathons” were predicated.
Sometimes this involves psychedelic mushrooms or sensory deprivation or other enhanced self-interrogation techniques.
The result? Total loss of moral surety: a computer nerd no longer useful to the marketplace or the agendas of imperialism.
Hear the inspiring stories of real participants. Click any of the quotes in the swoopy slideshow above.