I’m looking at the clock on my computer and I am just now realizing that 2008 as I know it has less than 24 hours left. Now’s probably a good time to recap this year and talk a bit about what 2009 has in store.

In 2008, HackCollege

  • …saw over 300,000 visitors. Granted, not all of them were students.
  • …produced 36 podcast episodes.
  • …was single-handedly responsible for at least 50 beers being shotgunned.
  • …got a few facelifts. HackCollege was hosted on some dinky shared hosting at the start of the year. That’s hard for me to believe now. After moving to a virtual server and now onto Squarespace, the site is starting to settle down a little bit and I don’t have to wake up at odd hours to restart something.
  • …made friends. Now is a good time to everyone that helped us in 2008, specfically Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk, Steve Woolf, Zadi Diaz, Jim Louderback, Damon Berger and especially Gina Trapani. These folks have been more than willing to help us out. They also have kept our feet on the ground.
  • …got T-Shirts and hoodies.

In 2009, HackCollege will

  • …have a book. Lesinski and I are putting the finishing touches on a book proposal. The pitch? Think of HackCollege distilled into book form.
  • …change hands. Lesinski is graduating while I’ll be sticking around another year to finish up my two degrees. The show will change significantly and we’ll be looking for help.
  • …have new tees. Eyes peeled, folks.
  • …go to conferences. If you’re around for any of the following, let’s get together! See us at: CES, SXSW, the FOWAs, Web 2.0 San Francisco and a few more…
  • …shotgun beer.

Thanks for reading, we’ll see you in 2009!