The current situation of making friendly bets is a little too inefficient with cash not always available, people not staying up to the deal and other misc. sorts.
What it does
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Using 2 API's in one project, having three out of four team members learn two - three new languages, staying awake for 87% of the event, (with two members always awake at all times). Did not give up, even though ran into a HUGE roadblock with the API usage.
What we learned
Try to ask questions when the opportunity is there, I.E in the beginning, be persistent and don't be discouraged. Take breaks, make sure you are productive and peaceful during breaks.