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What is SuperHappyDevHouse

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SuperHappyDevHouse (SHDH) is a bi-monthly event started in SiliconValley in 2005.  The name conveys two ideas; first that this is a ‘Development House’ where technical developers will come together to build fun projects and presents them. Second is that it is a social event, fun to attend, and a great way to meet potential partners, new hires, or even just to make new friends.  The event has gone global and SHDH’s have been hosted in dozens of cities around the world. This will be the first SHDH in Asia and guests will be coming in from neighboring countries.


How did SHDH.SG come together?

The idea came together when Vinnie Lauria (a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and event organizers) met with Jason Ong, a tech event organizer in SG.  As they were comparing the two cities, it came up that although there were prior 'hackathon' type events in SG (barcamp, etc.), there hadn't been something that shared the 'social party' nature of some of the events in Silicon Valley, namely, Super Happy Dev House, which is half hackathon, half party, mingling over drinks into the night.  Adrianna Tan joined on shortly after to help add that extra creative spark needed to run a fun SHDH.


What does SHDH.Sg aim to accomplish?

To further propel the thriving tech scene in Singapore by bringing: hackers, entreprenuers, students, and creative people together to form new friendships and working relationships.  NUS Hackers posted Vinnie's perspective of the Singapore startup scene compared to Silicon Valley along with some suggestions to accelarate growth in the startup community.

Who is the target audience?
We're estimating 150-200 people spread throughout the day,

  • Web startups & entrepreneurs
  • Developers working at corporate organizations
  • Soon to be graduating students from NUS, NTU, and SMU in the Computer Science, IT, and MBA programs
  • Creative people in the interactive multimedia space, from artists to graphic designers
  • Venture capitalists, angel investors, and incubators
  • Singaporean press, bloggers, and social media enthusiasts


The event will start after lunch with attendees self-organizing themselves into teams and hacking on ideas generated. Facilitators will be moving around making sure that teams get the skill sets that they need and recommending attendees to one another wherever there are synergies. This will be followed by dinner and networking session.  There will be keynotes and lightning talks right after dinner. Projects completed or having good progress will be showcased then. Hacking will continue thereafter all the way till morning when the event will be wrapped up over breakfast.




Event Info for distribution:
SuperHappyDevHouse is the premier hackathon event from Silicon Valley that combines serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere. SuperHappyDevHouse is a non-exclusive event intended for creative and curious people interested in technology. We're about knowledge sharing, technology exploration, and ad-hoc collaboration. Come to have fun, build things, learn things, and meet new people. It's called hacker culture, and we're here to encourage it. Attendees include: Meng Wong of Hackerspace, the organizers of e27 & SGEntreprenuer, and dozens of great hackers.

RSVP at http://www.SuperHappyDevHouse.sg

When: Saturday May 14, 2pm till Sunday 9am
Where: The Pigeonhole, 52 Duxton Road, Singapore
Who: Geeks, Hackers, Web Startups, and Creative Thinkers - it’s FREE.




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