We have been doing Hacknights for quite some time. They have taken on a life of their own and that is what makes them so special. They are what the people who attend them make them out to be. You might find people competing in Mario Kart on the Wii or rocking out to Rockband. You could find them watching political campaign speeches on a 100″ jumbotron or arguing politics over a 3″ you tube snippet. They might be hacking on the next greatest thing or finishing up a client project. They might laughing at their own jokes or in heated discussion over what will change the landscape of the community. You might find them listening to a podcast or making one. The truth is you never quite know what to expect and that is the beauty of it.
Several Integremlins wanted to better capture some of the spirit of what goes on and built a fantastic application to help track who comes to hacknight and what happens here. If you are a regular attendee you should sign up and let others know what you are working on.