A week ago, I participated in my second hackathon. The last one was years ago, so I was looking forward to it. This time, the hackathon was about coming up with a way to bring national parks into the 21st century by utilizing Internet of Things and other technologies. In other words, creating a smart park. They called it innovation hackathon.
Once a gateway for aspiring entrepreneurs, even blockchain enthusiasts with successful startups are benefitting from a new wave of hackathons and incubator projects. Bitcoin and blockchain entrepreneurs have had trouble accessing executives at these institutions and so rely on hackathons to network with potential connections. For startups, hackathons can be helpful in connecting them to possible legacy institution clients. But there’s also benefit for corporates too. Continue reading “Why the Blockchain/Bitcoin Hackathon Economy is Booming”
It is a scene that screams female empowerment: A crowd of young women huddled under one roof for dozens of hours sharpening their skills. This is happening more and more regularly in many places around the globe. Continue reading “Female-only hackathons to inspire girls in tech”
There are different kind of hackathons, where people come together to solve serious issues such as providing people with access to clean water, clean the ocean from garbage or to help a paralyzed person to walk again. And there is the “STUPID SHIT NO ONE NEEDS & TERRIBLE IDEAS HACKATHON” happned on February 25th, 2017 in New York. Continue reading “You won’t believe what people created at the “STUPID SHIT NO ONE NEEDS & TERRIBLE IDEAS HACKATHON””
You have learned in my first blog entry what a hackathon is. Do you still not believe in them? Here are three ideas which have been developed at a hackathon and became big later on. Continue reading “From Idea to Reality: 3 Hackathon Success Stories”
You have probably heard the word hackathon before, and unless you are in the tech industry, you might have asked yourself what it is. No, it has nothing to do with hacking passwords or breaking into the Pentagon.