Fun Link Friday: Hackathon at 762-year old Zen temple

Ever thought that a 762-year old Zen temple would be the perfect place to pile all of your technology-savvy engineers and programmers for a two-day hackathon? Apparently Beck Kuchkorov, a nearly 20-year resident of Japan, did, as he’s organized for the second year the Zen Hack event at Kenchoji temple, near Kamakura. A part of a larger enterprise to expand IT and community projects, Quartz has described the fascinating combination of the Rinzai sect’s Zen traditions and producing quality programming work during this limited-time event. Check out a detailed explanation of the event’s origins and process as old meets new at the temple in the original article. Fascinating stuff!

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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