What is a Hackathon?
The term „Hackathon“ was used for the first time in Canada and USA in the late 90ies. It is composed of the components „Hacking“ and „Marathon“. Thereby the usage of the term „Hacking“ is meant playful and does not refer to criminal cyber activities. In the center of interest there rather is the innovative handling of challenges which are solved by creative programs.
Hackathons bring together people from across the business to force different ways of working a problem. During a Hackathon IT-developers, programmers, graph & web designers and other software fans are working together intensively and under time-pressure hands-on projects. The goal is to develop a usable software for a certain target group.