Hacking the Apple II at KansasFest

The annual KansasFest convention for Apple II enthusiasts challenges attendees to push the machine in the HackFest competition.
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The history of HackFest

The Apple II computer celebrated its 35th birthday this year at KansasFest, an annual convention dedicated to Apple Computer Inc.'s first product. Held this year July 17-22 in Kansas City, Mo., KansasFest is host to HackFest, a contest in which retrocomputing enthusiasts are challenged to make the machine do things it was never designed to do.

All programs must be written start-to-finish while at KansasFest and must run on a real Apple II. Judges value creativity, effort and "coolness" over function and utility. Here is a sample of HackFest entries over the years.

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