This was my third Hackathon, and still I felt like I've got some way to go before really making the most of it. It's such a special time to be able to come together in person like this, and focus on projects so intensively for three days. Every year so far I've wanted to a) work on other people's projects, and b) not flit around so much between different things. However, the reality is that one is lead by circumstance, and usually that seems to be having random conversations with people and being so wildly enthused by them that all other plans are dropped. This is probably okay, and anyway it's the making of connections with people that means the rest of the year between events is passed with much more (online) sociability and collaboration than would otherwise be likely.