Wiki guide to Hackathons

This wiki outlines the rising phenomena of the Hackathon - ( Hacking and Marathon). Once the preserve of computer geeks / hackers more and more attendance is becoming more diverse as people's insatiable desire to fix, adapt, modify is made more accessible with the open source movement and peer 2 peer learning.

Such hackathons can bring the arts and science together with many serving a social interdisciplinary need as well as those more specific to a programming language or  software.

They don't have to be electronics or programming focussed as many can use the concept of hacking to mean customisation or modification - this could apply to any area.

You could hack your classroom, city or everyday products.

Why not host your own Hackathon?

Keywords: GNU Hacking Open Source Culture Peer2Peer teacher tools Art / Sci DIWO DIY

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