HackVAN Friday mixer at the Electric Owl, sponsored by Unbounce

Electric Owl LogoNow that we’ve got the day-of venue sorted out, it’s time to start filling in some of the other pieces.

The Friday mixer – where developers get a chance to meet each other, form teams, and strategize – will be held at the Electric Owl, a cool space on Main Street. It will go from 6:30pm to 9pm – after all, you have to get a good night’s sleep in order to spend the entire next day coding!

Your registration for HackVAN gets you in the door to the mixer, and includes the first drink ticket on us.

This is also an opportunity for non-developers and people who won’t be hacking all day to meet the teams, the API providers, and in general mingle with all the great people from the Vancouver tech community. Whichever category you fall into, it all starts by buying your $10 HackVAN ticket over on Eventbrite »

Unbounce Logo

I’m also very pleased to announce that Unbounce has stepped up as the party sponsor, making it possible for us to put on the entire event. Unbounce is a great landing page platform built here in Vancouver – they announced their funding round at last year’s GrowCONF and are continuing to grow quickly. Check out the Rails, JavaScript, and DevOps positions they’re hiring for »
Lastly, Carl Schmidt, the CTO of Unbounce, will be returning as the second announced judge for the competition. If you follow that link for his Twitter account, you’ll see that his last post was “Must stop playing with Vagrant and go to bed”, which just shows how techie Carl really is. Here is a bit more about Carl:

Carl Schmidt, Unbounce CTOCarl has been building software professionally for over 20 years, and specifically has been constructing web-based software since 1996. As CTO and Chief Software Architect for one of Bodog’s largest suppliers, he is well-versed in building and maintaining high-performance, highly available web sites.
Carl is a passionate yet practical technology visionary, who brings to Unbounce a wealth of experience in software development and technology infrastructure management.

8 Feb 2012, 6:38pm
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