Personalized jihads, Zipcar for dogs, yard sales for Internet business models, and a service that lets you shout at people with whom you disagree are among fake startups becoming real. Meanwhile, there’s a real video chat app that lets you have a “virtual one night stand,” whatever the hell that means.
Yes, there’s a startup bubble alright, so why not have some fun with it?
In just a few days, we are combining the power of comedy nerds with the power of tech nerds, thus squaring nerd power in the world’s second ever Comedy Hack Day. Have you dreamed of creating your own automated version of The Onion or harassing your elected officials for all the time they spend fundraising or merging the dogs of Instagram with the lyrics of Snoop Dogg? Do you like eating pizza that gets delivered looking like this?
April 6 and 7, Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters will play host to teams of designers, developers, and comedians seeking to build funny apps and other digital products. They will be judged by a panel of nerd experts that include game developer Will Wright, comedian W. Kamau Bell, and show creator/self-proclaimed Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae.
They will be powered by free food, beer, and whiskey all with the support of sponsors like Mailchimp, Funny Or Die, 10gen, GitHub, SoundCloud, Mashery, TokBox, Tapestry, and Stride. Yes, the gum people.
If you think you have what it takes to conceive of, design, or code an hilarious app, then [sorry it’s too late. Game’s locked!]
We only have a few slots left, and we’re pretty sure you can build fake apps that are better and worth more than half the crap getting funded in Silicon Valley.
If you like the idea and just want to observe, register to attend the demos in person or online.
If you love the idea, retweet this:
— Cultivated Wit (@CultivatedWit) April 1, 2013