It's not a case only for artists. Maybe it's different where you are (I hope so), but I have stopped attending hackathons purely because of a number of people who were "Business/econ/management student/recent graduate with an idea and a need for a coder". Their reasoning seems to be "if these nerds gather to solve a problem for free, surely they will be interested in doing a full-time, unpaid, job for my startup". One of them wasn't even a 'startup' but represented a fucking subcontractor for Orange and yet they wanted a free coder.

posted by galen: 34 days ago