Work in the Sun at the Breakout Festival

On a recent Friday morning, on the third floor deck of the Pier 17 mall at South Street Seaport, where visitors were lazing in wooden lawn chairs and soaking up rays as a large blue sail boat bobbed gently in the sparkling East River in front of them, it was safe to assume that the last thing anyone would have wanted to do—or think about—was work.

But work was precisely why about 10 members of the city’s tech community had gathered there.

Work in the Sun at the Breakout Festival