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6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
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2/16/2017 | 6:34:08 PM
Re: Hackathons

Not necessarily. There are countless examples of the solutions conceived of during hackfests i.e. facebook chat, video conferences, notes, ads on mobile devices, time-lapse videos on Instagram, safety reports during crisis situation or the already iconic "Like it" button. Is not so much to build a fully functional tool within one day as to discuss some ideas and to check if they stand any real chance of implementation.

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9/10/2016 | 2:12:56 PM
Hackathons opened to the outside community sound great, for bringing in new ideas. In my experience though, most company hackathons are open to internal staff only, and thus seem like a way of forced comraderie, and squeezing more work out of employees in the off hours (24 hour hackathon that is really just part of your job?). No thanks if it is internal only.

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