When we got started, I found that many people were interested in the bot concept, especially Price-Whelan, Beaumont, Lintott, and Schwamb. They got started exercising the just-started (by Lintott and Simpson) Planet Hunters API, with help from people at Adler (in real time), sending and receiving JSON. I very quietly backed away from the table, and they executed my hack with absolutely no involvement from me whatsoever [added later: I got a prize in the hack prizes for this
life hack: Getting others to hack on my behalf!]. While they made a bot, I went to
help out with (read: gaze in awe at) Foreman-Mackey's hack.
I love Hack Day.