What is a hackathon?
A hackathon (hack-a-thon) may be defined as a manner of work that is strongly connected with new technologies. “A programing sprint (also referred to as a hackathon) is a type of a workshop, where the participants co-design and put into practice internet and IT projects” – Michał Mach
Basically you spend 2 days (30 hours more or less) making an application related to a specific theme.
What types of Hackathon we can found?
Hackathons vary in objectives and themes. Hackathons organized as a platform for creating applications such as mobile apps, operating system variations, web and video game upgrading are branded as niche hackathons. As an example, altruistic hackathons are those where participants work to find solutions for problems such as public transport systems, education and disaster response.
At the Wild Code School, our latest Hackathon was about games ! Our students had to develop a gaming application and they did so well. Not saying that because they are our students 😉
Let us show you what it actually looks like…
Here comes the behind the scene of our latest hackathon in Lisbon :
Can’t wait to share the next hackathon’s results !