Definitions

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  • n. An event where programmers meet for collaborative computer programming.

Etymologies

hack +‎ -athon (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A FAD is a Fedora Activity Day, which I usually describe as a hackathon, or "a bunch of folks from our usually-distributed community all fly into one place and spend a couple days working to Make A Cool Thing."

    Fedora People

  • Done right, a hackathon is a win-win for everyone involved.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • A hackathon is a time for people who share common interests to come together and get stuff done.

    developerFusion - content

  • We had our first ever "hackathon" at Box a few months ago.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Facebook marks it sixth bitrhday by simplifying its home page and an all-night "hackathon" to create new software for the site.

    News24 Top Stories

  • Facebook marks sixth birthday with new home page - Facebook marked its sixth birthday by simplifying its home page and holding an all-night "hackathon" to craft new software for the social networking website.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Facebook marks sixth birthday with new home page - AFP - Facebook marked its sixth birthday by simplifying its home page and holding an all-night "hackathon" to craft new software for the social networking website.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook marked its sixth birthday by simplifying its home page and holding an all-night "hackathon" to craft new software for the social networking website.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Thursday marked its sixth birthday by simplifying its home page and holding an all-night 'hackathon' to craft new software for the

    WN.com - Business News

  • It is from Symbian - they are having a "hackathon" in San Francisco this afternoon.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

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