We like to get together periodically and hold “Lightning Talks” for an afternoon that focus on what weve been doing and learning. However this time we decided to take a full day and get as many of us who could make it to hack together on new things. From 9:00 to 10:00 we threw out ideas and then broke up into small teams of 2 or 3 folks. We started coding at 10:00, and frantically worked on our ideas till 4:00 PM. We did demos of our cool new projects form 4:00 to 5:00, and then adjourned to South Street Brewery to celebrate what wed learned. Here are just a couple of snaps: We had one team that wanted to “Play with Google APIs” using the new Ajax Playground, so we built a couple of little photo journal and map demos using the Google Earth Browser plugin.