I had hackathons all wrong! Here’s what I’ve learned about them and advice for your first one.

Hey, friend.

I know it’s not just me who thought hackathons were a bunch of people sitting around non-ethically hacking into websites, systems, and all of the things?

Turns out, that’s wrong!

What’s a hackathon? Here’s the actual definition*:

hack·a·thon | /ˈhakəˌTHän/ | noun INFORMAL

an event in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming

1. “a series of 48-hour hackathons to build new web and mobile services”

*Definition from Oxford Languages

What I learned about hackathons:

Advice for first-time hackers:

Have you ever participated in a hackathon or thought about it? Let me know in the comments.

Credit: Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels

--

--

Welcome to my Marketing Blog, where I’m documenting how I landed a Marketing role in tech and showing you how you can do it to!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Steph

Welcome to my Marketing Blog, where I’m documenting how I landed a Marketing role in tech and showing you how you can do it to!