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."

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:

"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.

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