I sent two developers, Jonathan Spooner and Brian Levine, to the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon to hack at the Mashery booth yesterday. I wanted them to spend time networking, writing some code and having fun. I sent them a few text messages of encouragement last night as they worked for 20 hours straight creating an app.
I woke up this morning and watched their presentation live on ustream. They'd created an iPhone app for runners to use to play a virtual game of pacman. Runners have to avoid virtual ghosts and eat virtual power pellets while running in the real world.
During the demo, Jonathan ran around the building with the app running on his phone, and Brian narrated it. I thought they did a great job. And so did the judges! We won the "Best Demo" award, which is analagous to a podium finish!