Hackathons 101 — and why you should consider going to one
Gwendolyn Faraday
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Hackathons are not for everyone. Sadly the photo shows a complete lack of diversity. The whole experience often leads to at most a badly done prototype and it glorifies the work till you drop modus operandi of some tech firms. You may get something out of exhausted workforce but it won’t be a quality product. Often they are run by companies looking for free work. The experience is skewed against people with responsibilities outside of work (children, elder care, day job(s)…) We have to take a more balanced look at this & other industry practices that have glorify working for free…

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