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Emacs developers help wanted for Purdue University's Hack the Anvil

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Emacs developers help wanted for Purdue University's Hack the Anvil
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:35:34 -0500
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 Hello Emacs developers! 

        I'm a recent Purdue University graduate, and fellow emacs hacker!  I'm 
emailing you, because I could use your help this weekend!  Purdue University 
(in West Lafayette IN) is organizing this awesome hackathon: (March 6-8). 50 companies are coming to give away 
various prizes for the best and coolest apps/games/hardware hacks. The 
companies are also going to be sending talented developers to help the 400 
Purdue students develop an app/game or use a cool API. So, that's why I'm 
planning on giving away a $20 prize (plus candy) to the hacker/team that makes 
a really cool emacs minor mode in the 36 hours that they hack, and if a hacker 
needs help on an emacs hack, I can answer their question. But, there's one 

        I'm not a great emacs hacker (I know, woe is me   ).  I've only made 2 
emacs minor modes and contributed only a small code snippet to web-mode. Plus, 
I'm not an expert lisper, BUT if I am going to give away this prize, I'd like 
to be able to answer some really hard/deep questions about emacs lisp. Here's 
your mission, should you choose to accept it:  Would use be willing to dig deep 
this weekend? Can you set aside 2-4 hours (or more if you really want to.  I 
won't complain.) between Friday March 6th 7pm and Sunday 11am (central time) to 
skype with me or a Purdue hacker this weekend at the hackathon, if we have 
questions about how to hack an emacs minor mode?

        To be more specific, you probably won't have to answer too many 
questions. Most of the hackers find out how to do stuff on their own and rarely 
ask for help, because we're a proud bunch of nerds.   So if you do decide to 
help, you'd probably be able to sit by the computer and watch a movie or tv 
show, until someone comes and asks me a question that I don't know to answer.  
Also, you can pick the hours that you want to help, because I don't expect you 
to get up at 1am to help answer a question. 


    Joshua Branson

P.S. I'm sorry I'm asking you to do this so close to the event, and I hope 
you'll forgive me. Also, I'm not sure if this is the best list to be sending 
this email to. Should I send this email to the emacs-devel mailing list as well?

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