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Programmers wanted for island hackathon

  • Applicants are being sought after for a coding hackathon that will take place on an island location that is yet to be disclosed.

    Those seeking to apply will have to submit a proposal explaining what they will work on.

    They will also have to complete a psychological evaluation to prove they can co-exist with other coders.

    "I lived with a few people in Alaska working on a project and that was an amazing experience," said Walter Heck, organizer of the Come Hack With U.S. hackathon. "Why can we not recreate that experience in a tropical and remote location so we can really focus on our projects?"

    Heck, who is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, said there were lots of islands in the Philippines with the potential to host the event.

    Although remote, the islands have good power supplies and are connected to the mainland via microwave links.

    Successful applicants will be required to make their own way to the island and pay a small fee to attend.