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4/10/2014
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Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus

Tapping into developer talent at a hackathon should be fun, but don't lose sight of the potential business benefits.

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PeteJW
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PeteJW,
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4/10/2014 | 7:27:24 PM
Re: Beyond commercial code
Spot on Rob! creative energy, flair, teamwork and the fun factor are what make Hackathons work. I personally wouldn't limit to the external community, but make sure internal dev, ops and even security are involved. Great way to establish new relationships and build creative culture -- internally and externally.
RobPreston
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RobPreston,
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4/10/2014 | 10:07:39 AM
Beyond commercial code
Even if hackathons don't produce commercial/enterprise-class software, they can promote another good: a developer culture of creativity, teamwork, and, yes, fun. I wouldn't underestimate the importance of that accomplishment.
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