Last weekend I unexpectedly stumbled into a learning community. It was at a hackathon on my campus called VT Hacks. I was familiar with these types of events at places like Facebook and even inacademic libraries, but this was my first opportunity to attend one.
I knew people would be writing code, but I didn’t anticipate the wide range of hardware that they would be programing: quadcopters, glass, Kinect, iBeacons, 3D printers, leap motion,Pebble watches, Fitbits, oculus Rifts, and Raspberry pi. It was eye opening.