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From Lewis John Mcgibbney <>
Subject Fwd: HackIllinois 2016
Date Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:41:42 GMT
Hi Folks,
I was recently approached by Kevin Hong on behalf of HackIllinois regarding
an event they are putting on as described below.
Basically, this year they are looking for open source software to feature
on the agenda (yay!!!) and are looking for keen mentors from the open
source community to help at the 3 day event.
As stated below they will pay for travel and accommodation if you are able
to make it.
I've CC'd Kevin here so you can reach out to him directly with any
questions and/or express your availability and intent to engage in
I already see Mr Rowe Jr and others mentioned below so I hope to see some
familiar faces and names there when I get there.
All the best

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kevin Hong <>
Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: HackIllinois 2016 + HTrace
To: Lewis John Mcgibbney <>
Cc: Open Source <>

Hi Lewis!

It was great speaking with you today and thank you for taking the time out
of your day! We're glad to have you on board with us!

For transportation and accommodations, you can set up your itinerary and
just let us know! If you need any help planning how to get here, please let
me know! Here is a list of hotels in the area that should have
availability: We highly recommend that
you book as soon as possible as there are other events happening the same
weekend. We should be able to reimburse most if not all of your costs when
you arrive!

For the event itself, this is the form we were talking about: It will help us get information to serve you
better during the event as well as project information to send out to our
attendees. Please fill it out as soon as you can so we can begin compiling
project blurbs to send out to our hackers!

Some information you can give to other developers you may know include our
website <>, open source introduction letter
<>, video
<>, and the following summary:

Explore new frontiers at HackIllinois on February 19th - 21st. We’re
> bringing in incredible mentors, a fully equipped hardware lab, and a new
> initiative called OpenSource@HackIllinois. Build new hardware and
> software technologies or work with experts like Jay Freeman, Karl Fogel and
> William Rowe Jr to enhance existing open source projects. Hear from some
> inspiring industry leaders such as Pek Pongpaet from Impekable, Tasos
> Karahalios from IDEO and Chrissy Ziccarelli from Girls Who Code.

Join us for 36 hours of hacking, innovation and fun! For more ways on how
> to get involved check out or shoot us an email at

Otherwise, you can have them refer to me at any time through my email:, or phone: 847-219-6450, or

We will send out more information as it becomes available. Please let me
know if you have any questions or concerns! I look forward to working with


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Lewis John Mcgibbney <> wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
> Replies inline
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Kevin Hong <>
> wrote:
>> I'm glad you're interested! I am definitely available to chat tomorrow at
>> 8:30 PT/10:30CT! What would be a good number to reach you at? Mine is
>> 847-219-6450.
> 626-487-3476, if I don't phone you by 8:30 then please try my cell. Thank
> you.
>> As for your attendance, this is definitely something we would like to
>> have you in person for! Please note that your transportation and
>> accommodations for the weekend will be subsidized!
> I didn't realize this, this is excellent to know.
>> We have also been getting to get into contact with your associates at the
>> Apache Software Foundation and the Incubator. If you know any of your
>> colleagues, in or out of those groups, that would be interested, please
>> feel free to give them my email or phone number!
> I certainly will, I'll do it after we've spoken tomorrow so I have more to
> brief people on.
>> I look forward to speaking with you!
> Same Kevin.
> Thanks
> Lewis


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