Hackathons are awesome! They’re great fun, welcome lots of amazing people through their doors and are a hub of creativity and ingenuity. That said, the word is overused and I can’t help but rant slightly on the matter. The word ‘hackathon’ has been popularised and to quote one organiser ‘its sexy’. To me, most hackathons aren’t hackathons, but fall into a few broad categories.
Idea-a-thons Idea-athons are all about solving problems with the aim to pitch a working solution or ‘idea’.