Organizing independant hack days in the French capital.
Our second event took place at Le Camping in the former Paris Stock Exchange starting on October 19, 2012. This time, the idea was to "re-define TV".
Our first event took place at La Ruche in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris starting on the evening of Friday, November 4, 2011. It gathered more than 150 participants.
The original English meaning of the word "hack" reflected an urgency in creating something - minimal, crude, but clever - to solve a problem of the moment. Somewhere along the way we lost this meaning, perhaps to the media and to Hollywood, who hijacked it to glamorize the way criminals and pirates created similarly fashioned software tools for personal benefit, often at the expense of others. At Hack Day Paris we reclaim the original meaning as makers, coders and inventors come together to build something new, ruthless and brilliant.
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