Coding for Fish

The coders had been at it for 36 hours when I arrived at the Fishackathon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium early on a Sunday morning in June. The room set aside for their work was eerily silent, littered with empty Red Bull cans and half-eaten pizza. A few bleary-eyed programmers sat staring at their laptop screens, but most of the hackers were passed out under fish tanks and kelp forests in the aquarium’s exhibition halls.

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