The State of the Hackathon
When did hackathons become a thing? There was a time when we were lucky to get a single event every two or three months, but now it seems like there's two or three every weekends! We've seen an emergence of non-traditional hackathons in spaces like art and music and events that have prizes upwards of $25,000. This session will try to make sense of all the craziness surrounding hackathons and discuss them at length in terms of their past, present, and future.
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- Why did hackathons become so popular? Who's benefiting from them and is the attention doing any real good for the community?
- How have hackathons changed over the last year? How are they going to evolve in the year to come?
- What are the most successful events and why are they better than others?
- How can we fix the things that are broken with hackathons?
- What is the future of hackathons?
- Mike Swift, Developer Evangelist, SendGrid
Mike Swift, Developer Evangelist, SendGrid
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