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A Toast To My Continued Health

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On Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at approximately 1:30p.m. I would like to invite you to join me in toasting my 20th anniversary of cheating death. I made this toast ten years ago in the year that I turned 30; this year we celebrate another decade attained. Related Content http://mikecapr.io/1995/09/01/important-dates/ http://mikecapr.io/1995/09/22/death/ http://mikecapr.io/1995/09/08/a-very-good-day/

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What’s So Great About Hackathons?

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Hackathon? What’s That? I’m sure many folks unfamiliar with the phrase “hackathon” will wonder whether it involves breaking in to a computer or telecommunications system and “hacking” passwords or some such security thing. Mass media and other government / special interests have firmly associated the term “hack” with “criminal act” so it’s important to state […]

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International Space Apps Challenge – After Action Report!

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This past weekend, StartupBus joined over 100 other government agencies and organizations all over the world by participating in the first ever International Space Apps Challenge hackathon. http://spaceappschallenge.org/blog/2012/04/23/results-international-space-apps-challenge/ The numbers really speak for themselves:  8 government agencies and 103 organizations, 25 cities, 17 countries on 7 continents… 2,083 people working on 71 challenges, producing 100 […]

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StartupBus: Get Onto The Bus!

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Last year I participated in what was, for me, a life altering experience: I got on The StartupBus, a hackathon and road trip from New York City to Austin, Texas, arriving in time for the South by Southwest Interactive conference. Along the way teams of strangers formed at the start of the trip conceived, built, […]

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Singularity Summit 2011

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Just a quick note to say that I’m very excited about attending this year’s Singularity Summit on October 15th-16th, even though the program may be a little more skewed towards computers this year; I always hope to see more along the lines of synthetic biology and genomics, but I’m sure topics will tend that way […]

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