Sunday July 12, 2015

The Secret Lives of Hackathon Junkies

Maybe the government should start attending hackathons like this to recruit talent.

In reality, a hackathon is a sporting and social event. It’s like a regatta for nerds. Hackathons also serve as outrageously complex recruiting events. Venture capitalists and head-hunters for top tech firms haunt hackathons in order to spot and poach talent.