Are hackathons the tech world’s one-night stands?

  • Do problem-solving
  • Kickstart a budding developer ecosystem with decent-quality apps
  • Innovate on stagnant technology / biz models
  • Foster an intensive and accelerated exchange of ideas and talent
  • Many more positives
  • Your developers, designers and business development-people are the proverbial hormone-laden revelers. ‘Getting it on’ on the dance floor
  • Aforementioned ‘corporation X’ sponsors the night (with copious amounts of free Red Bull instead of, or even in combination with, cocktails and shots) and loosely ties the event to their corporate identity — then,
  • The atmosphere, close quarters, scent of sweat, time constraints, several lines of code and taurine influence conspire to generate a high- energy exchange among participants — who create things that, for the most part, will never be used again or looked at. Except for the sponsors, who love making sure PR get all the material they need to prove how forward-thinking they really are!

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Fernando Leon

Fernando Leon

The human side of tech. I ask the “why’s?”, “how’s?”, “who’s” and “when’s?” when others think just tech. Talk to me about travel, dogs or ecosystem innovation.