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March 2008

March 14, 2008

We Want You!

By Chris Ernest Hall and posted in News.

While we’re not exactly Uncle Sam, SIX APART NEEDS YOU to come train at Camp Trott and join us as we fight for the right to publish blogs and rearrange widgets. And by that, I mean attend our next Movable Type Open Source hackathon and build the kind of cool stuff that made you fall in love with blogging and coding in the first place. However, first there are some minor tactical details we need to settle on. We are thinking of some time in early April, but before setting the exact date we’d like to know whether a workday or weekend day works better for those of you in the community.If the hackathon is held during a workday, it would probably begin in late morning, and continue on into the night, so you could show up after you finish your day job, if you choose. A weekend hackathon might take place all day Saturday or Sunday; or even, if there is enough interest, on both days. No matter when it is held, though, rest assured, you will be adequately supplied with everything you need to fight, and fight well (ie, free sodas, coffee, tea, salty snacks, wired and un-wired…

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March 4, 2008


By Anil Dash.

If you’re headed to the South by Southwest Interactive Festival this week, join us on Saturday, March 8th, as Six Apart hosts KICK! the unofficial kickoff event of the SXSW Interactive Festival. KICK! is a fun, free playground-style kickball game that is a great way for you to meet and mix with attendees of the Interactive festival and other bloggers who use Movable Type, TypePad and Vox. Here’s what you need to know:When: Saturday, March 8th at 10:30amWhere: Palm Park, behind the Austin Convention CenterWho: Everyone’s invited! It helps if you’re a geek or a bloggerWhat: Kickball. A simple game, tons of fun, and nobody gets picked lastHow: Just show up with some shoes you can run in, and we’ll handle the restSix years ago, KICK! was started as a way to welcome the community of early bloggers that had just begun to adopt SXSWi as an informal annual homecoming. Join the tradition by coming out to play some ball or just drink some Progress coffee and eat some breakfast tacos.If you plan on joining us, please leave a comment to this post and be sure to RSVP on KICK!’s Upcoming page. And be sure to check out the MT-powered…

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