The playground is a place to have fun, make mistakes and meet friends. That is what we want our events to embody. Outside of that…it just sounded good at the time.
The overnighter is a productivity legend. With a looming deadline and weeks of procrastination behind you, something needs to be finished by tomorrow. You summon the strength of Gods to pull it off in a matter of hours. Bottle that miracle and put it in the context of a challenge posed by a company or a project you've always wanted to work on. That's a hackathon.
Hackathons are a lot like cake, and hackathon cake has three main ingredients: learning, collaborating, and building. MonkeyBars believes in the process of falling and getting back up with every space we create, in the power of diverse, supportive teamwork when embarking on any worthwhile journey, and provides the people, the place, the tools, and the grub.
Howdy! I’m one of the original Monkeys on the team and my vision from the beginning has been to discover how hackathons could improve the way people learn new skills and discover their passions.
Hi there! I’m Manny and I really hate writing personal bios. There’s nothing more annoying than having to list my accomplishments in a superfluous (yet subtle) way.
You could say MonkeyBars found me. I’m always looking to work with and meet people who not only encourage ‘thinking outside the box’ but completely ‘redesigning the shape of the box’.
These folks are the push to our swing, the 'It' to our game of tag. They've helped turn good events into great experiences and we look forward to working with them again!
Let us know what you have in mind!
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