> Thanks for the post, Jonny. I was laughing when you mentioned the corporate
> comment I made. I merely meant that you were unconsciously slipping into
> marketing and business jargon while we were talking. Well, that and you were
> overly polite while Joe and I were being assholes.
> Startup Weekend at a TechShop would be kinda cool, but unfortunately there
> is no TechShop in Tokyo. That would mean that if you wanted to incorporate
> hardware hacking at Digital Garage, we'd have to bring soldering irons, hand
> tools, and test equipment as well. From the Make article, we would also
> likely need to teach a workshop on working with hardware like the Arduino or
> similar as well as other rapid prototyping tools like Processing or
> OpenFrameworks. I think that would be interesting, but it would require
> preparation and collaboration beforehand. If you want, we can talk more
> about it at another meeting. I'm not against it, but I don't think you can
> just throw a couple of engineers in the mix and have a hardware hackathon.
> If we needed to teach as well, then we'd also need to figure out the
> logistics of it like equipment, number of people, etc.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jonny
>> Li - Tokyo
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 6:01 PM
>> To: TokyoHackerSpace
>> Subject: [THS:16096] Startup Weekend a
>> Hi everyone at Hacker Space Tokyo
>> My name is Jonny Li and I organize the Startup Weekend events
>> in Japan. I tried to sell the idea to Akiba and ended up
>> sounding way too corporate @_@
>> I don't know if this will appeal to the die hard hackers
>> amongst you, but I wanted to share this event with you in
>> case on or two of you would like to join!
>> The Blurb:
>> Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where
>> entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if
>> startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup
>> Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other
>> half have business backgrounds.
>> Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring
>> their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over
>> Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development,
>> validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies
>> and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening
>> teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback
>> from a panel of experts.
>> We had an event with hardware hackers in SF too and I thought
>> it would be awesome if we could do the same in Japan too.
>> If this sounds fun, sign up at
>> http://tokyo.startupweekend.org/ and join us at Digital
>> Garage on May 11th.
>> If you have any questions, ping me any time.
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