My first hackaton at GIC X SWSG
Imagine going for an event that you had not much idea of, seated alone with probably over a hundred other people, had a chat with a nice lady that basically spoon-fed you with all the information you need to know about the whole event, and ended up given a ticket that had long sold out. Sounds unbelievable isn’t it? That’s exactly what happened.
In all honesty, I didn’t actually want to go for the hackaton. Not that I didn’t want-want to but it was my anniversary weekend with my hubby. BUT I
unfortunately did the uncomfortable small talk and forgot plus accidentally went “oh, it’d be nice if I got a ticket.” One thing lead to another and before I knew it and after all the trouble the nice lady Joyce went through to help me in my not exactly time of need, I couldn’t just end it with… “actually I wouldn’t be able to make it.” I didn’t exactly expect that I’d actually get the ticket, but I did.
I like making plans, even though it changes all the time. But that’s life isn’t it? It’s able being flexible and adjusting, and that’s exactly what I had to do in this situation.
I had to say, of all the social events that I dreaded attending (and usually not), this was motivating. I felt like I was a little more out of my shell since. It’s been almost three years since I went into hibernation, feeling self conscious, focusing on my product and what not, it was a good change of pace… I almost (not even close yet) forgot how fat I’ve become.