Hackaday sort of going to C.E.S.

We have decided that C.E.S. just really isn’t as much of a hacker mecca as we would have wished. Sure there were brilliantly shining walls of new 3d televisions and cellphones and camcorders as far as the eye could see, but there was mainly just tons of marketing for very little innovation, and much less hacker-centric gear than we had hoped. We had fun and tried to keep things interesting, but just couldn’t justify sending people from all over the country to Vegas for a week this year.

[Greg] had planned on going anyway, so we’ll still get a few updates when he finds the bits that interest us. He should also be snapping pictures and tossing them on twitter throughout the show. Be sure to let him know what you would like to see.

Comments

  1. I think that’s a perfectly appropriate decision to make. Unrelated, I also think it’s the right decision.

    CES has always been mostly a marketing orgy.
    There’s tons of gatherings that have more innovation and would hold more interest to the hacker crowd, such as Burning Man or Maker Faire.

  2. medwardl says:

    C.E.S is more about marketing than innovation anymore.

  3. AnonymousMe says:

    Lol at the picture! XD

  4. Leomar says:

    “marketing orgy” hahaha LOL

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