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HackFest 2020

HackFest is an Apple II programming competition held over the course of KansasFest every year, and we were fortunate to continue this tradition in 2020. It’s amazing what people can develop in such a short time. We had 8 entries and 5 awards. Video, links, disk images, and source code are available from our Website. …

HackFest Begins

HackFest is an Apple II programming competition held over the course of KansasFest every year. HackFest begins today and is open to all attendees. See the archive of past HackFest entries for examples of the creativity and methods this competition inspires. This year, since we’re virtual, HackFest looks a little different. The contest begins on Friday, July 17, …

Contests!

Contests!

Contests are a tradition at KansasFest and a great way to be more involved. Plus, we have awesome prizes for the winners. HackFest – Starting Wednesday morning and going through Saturday, coders write original programs using specific tools and languages native to the Apple II, then show them off to the conference attendees. A panel of …

Boot Up and Run!

Boot Up and Run!

Have you seen Steven Weyhrich’s new Apple II parody video? A lot of the footage comes from last year’s KansasFest. HackFest is an annual competition to create original software at KansasFest. Take a look at past entries and rules here.

HackFest 2017

HackFest 2017

You might think that software created in a few sleepless distracted days wouldn’t be amazing and noteworthy.  And, you would be wrong.  This year’s HackFest entries show incredible skill and creativity. The entries include: Martin Haye: Invoking Apple III Satan Mode, an assumed-to-be-impossible way to access Apple III hardware from Apple II programs. Ivan Hogan: …

HackFest 2016

HackFest 2016

We had four excellent HackFest entries.  I’ll let the videos speak for themselves.  You may also download disk images and source code. Please thank our judges, Quinn, Martin, and Kate, for their work to make this all possible.

Beneath KansasFest: HackFest

Beneath KansasFest: HackFest

HackFest participants write original Apple II software entirely at KansasFest.  Considering everybody has a full schedule already, the breadth and quality of the software is amazing.  The videos below speak for themselves.  Also, take a look at the rules and past entries. Spin up your floppy drives and start hacking Wednesday morning.