I’m very happy to say that number of cotributors to DuckDuckGo and our Bangalore DuckDuckHack community is growing bigger and bigger at every meet-up.
Bangalore has the one of the largest DuckDuckHack community. Because of our huge contributions we were also mentioned on DuckDuckGo community blog post. 🙂
Few days after our 2nd meet-up, DuckDuckHack announced the Global Quack and Hack meet-up. This is something amazing that I had never seen before. Just imagine, all DuckDuckHack community members across the globe hacking on DuckDuckGo on a same day. 😀
There were lot of preparation were done for this Global Quack and Hack. They had created a slack team for developers so that we could discuss with the internal staff/developers of DuckDuckGo for any help. The Slack team had various channels like linux, python, Web design, Hardware, programming languages like C++, C#, R, Ruby and lot more.
The other major development was adding claim button “Develop this IA“. This will avoid the problems like 2 or more developers working on same Instant answer. They had also arranged for live video broadcast via zoom.
On Saturday, August 29th, We hosted our first Global Quack and Hack at Mozilla community Space. Since we had Raksha Bandhan ( festival which celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters) on the same day, the number of folks for the meet-up were quite less.
First, We had a chat with Daniel via zoom. He gave us the overview of this Global Quack and Hack, like number of meet-up groups hosting this event, Slack team and the channels available, claiming the instant answer button, building cheat sheets, etc.
After this, Bibhas started with introduction to DuckDuckGo, it’s features, building instant answers.
We also watched a few good video tutorials on setting up the development environment, building the cheat sheets. All the folks who had come to meet-up joined our channel #meetup-bangalore on the slack team.
Each of us claimed a new instant answer and started to hack on it. 😀
After sometime, there was a live video broadcasting form DuckDuckGo staffs, Zac Pappis, DuckDuckGo community manager and Gabriel Weinberg, founder of DuckDuckGo. They spoke about the DuckDuckGo search engine, DuckDuckHack developers community. The one thing which I liked was the T-shirt which Gabriel wearing. It was a black, round neck, collarless T-shirt with silver shining Dax on it.
After this talk, we continued hacking on our instant answers. We also had some yummy pizzas and soads at the break.
This meet-up was the best meet-up ever. 😀 You know why ?
We had received the swags. 😀
We had 100’s of DuckDuckGo, Dax, DoNotTrackUs stickers and DuckDuckGo T-shirts. 😀 😀 😀
I was waiting for these since January, 2015 and finally I got it today. 😀
It was an AWESOME day. DuckDuckHack thanks a ton for these amazing Tee 😀
We just created an epic. 😛