Want to Go for a Picnic and Watch the Tech Bubble Burst? There's an App for That
If being driven to a random location by an Uber to pick up your food sounds like a totally stupid idea, you’re not alone. In fact, the app was actually launched during San Francisco’s “Stupid Hackathon” this weekend.
"Stupid Hackathon," billed as "The San Francisco Stupid Shit No One Needs And Terrible Ideas 'Hackathon'" is a lot like any hackathon. The event organizers encourage everyone to make whatever they want but "take no liability for any ostracization, shame, or regret that you may experience as a result of participating in this event."
Testing the cattle prod selfie stick for @stupidhackathon https://t.co/22PN60LO1U— r r mutt (@r r mutt)1463357599.0
Max Goodman, a San Francisco-based developer created "Picnic," a surprise lunch adventure app, which works like this:
After getting the Uber, Goodman proceeded to live tweet his journey:
Here's the menu for today: Dolmas, Coconut Water, and a Lebanese Omlet. The app generated a very generous tip... https://t.co/LEZbKWztEq— Max Goodhart (@Max Goodhart)1463343917.0
I'm here! It's... a gas station. https://t.co/wUw7F9peJZ— Max Goodhart (@Max Goodhart)1463344370.0
My picnic seat https://t.co/m2JIp6KQDU— Max Goodhart (@Max Goodhart)1463345832.0
Also re: "it could be worse", here's a shot from development yesterday when Brain was on the menu https://t.co/JDnA8O2URr— Max Goodhart (@Max Goodhart)1463345447.0
"We're not a centralized organization, just a group of friends in San Francisco who were appalled it didn't already have a Stupid Hackathon. You're welcome to steal the idea for your city," the website reads. Currently "Stupid Hackathon" takes place annually in Toronto, Berlin, New York and San Francisco.