We live in a perfect world for open source and free software. Social networks (like twitter or GitHub at some point) connect us and offer a perfect place to work together on fun and useful projects. A cool thing about this is that you don’t have to be a Programmer in order to be a key part of a software project.
One big example is HacksHackersBA where hackers and journalists share ideas.
That was the context of the HackDash born. @blejman had an idea about a Dashboard for HacksHackersBA hackatons, and I was interested in implement that idea. If the open-source community teached me something is: If you want to show that something is useful, just do it.
The Media Party Hackaton day came followed by a grateful surprise. Not only the people liked the HackDash implementation but a couple of coders added the improvement of the HackDash as a Hackaton project.
After the Media Party I realized that this small app is filling a real need. The Dashboard is been used now in several ways. For example by Node.js Argentina meetup, HacksHackersBA, La Nación DataFest and HackasHackersCL (using it as a WordPress theme).
Now we are working on our free time for a new version of the web app and looking for more contributors. Feel free to contact me.