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Tuesday, May 12 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Would your life be better if you were funnier?

The Humor Research Lab (HuRL) at the University of Colorado Boulder is collaborating with Boulder Startup Week attendees to make the world a more humorous place. 

Aside from taking an improv or a stand-up comedy class, people have few options if they want to become funnier. Our proposal is simple: bring together entrepreneurs, programmers, scientists and comedians to create products—tech or otherwise—that help people learn and practice how to be funnier, thus enriching their lives and the lives of people around them. 

Sponsored by the Deming Center at the Leeds School of Business, the Humor Hackathon will take place at Quick Left on Tuesday from 6-10 pm. Join us for beer, food, hacking, and a lot of laughs. Don't code? Don't worry. There will be plenty of ways that you can improve your funny bone. You can read more about Peter's quest to find what makes people funny in FiveThirtyEight

Judges include scientists, comedians, startup and tech aficionados: Tara Calihman, Dr. Peter McGraw, and Norm Laviolette, Co-owner of the Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston.

more to be announced!

Sponsors include Cards Against Humanity, Winking Girl Salsa and the Deming Center. Imagine the prizes!

 


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Fletcher Richman

Data Analyst, Galvanize
Fletcher Richman is a engineer, entrepreneur, and a VC. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he started a couple of failed startups before cofounding Spark Boulder, a student incubator and coworking space that teaches students modern technology skills and provides a space coworking and events. He also helped start TEDxCU, and built a lot of cool hardware... Read More →
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Rachel Scott

VP MarComm, Quick Left
Rachel is VP of MarComm at Quick Left and co-founder of Naked Women's Racing. Don't worry, she rides her bike clad.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Quick Left 902 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

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