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The Origin

 

Software developers get together and work to quickly develop a new software product and  to identify new areas for innovation.

Nowadays companies and universities all over the world organize hackathons about a wide range of topics but usually with three main goals :

Recruiting of top talent

Build/develop new apps/products

 Solve a business problem


Hackathon

 
 
 
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TO HACK

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MARATHON

competition

 
 
 
 

DATATHON

A similar event where data scientists/developers work in teams on a data analysis and visualization challenge