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albreznick
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12/30/2013 | 5:56:49 PM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
That would definitely make for an interesting piece. Sounds like you've got yourself a good followup story there, Mari. 
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msilbey,
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12/29/2013 | 8:37:03 PM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
The thing about the ESPN hackathon, however, is that it's not a big public event. And we won't know who the winners were until there's a product roadmap established. I'd love to talk to the teams who participated then and see what they thought of the process. 
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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12/27/2013 | 9:48:08 PM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
Now that is worth hacking for! Be sure to go and take pics!
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12/27/2013 | 5:35:56 PM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
Developers at the AT&T Summit in January, which includes a hackathon, get Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as their after-conference entertainment.
Sarah Thomas
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12/27/2013 | 5:17:12 PM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
Free giveaways and big cash prizes?
DanJones
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12/27/2013 | 5:02:36 PM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
The carrier ones I've seen this year have been packed.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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12/27/2013 | 12:00:44 PM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
I did hear some backlash about carrier hackathons, essentially implying they were staged for publicity and nothing came of the winners... I won't name names though! I think they can be great for the creative process and a good way to get discovered. What your end goal is may demtermine how interested you are in participating though.
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DOShea,
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12/27/2013 | 11:53:48 AM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
I also would be interested to know if in developer circles this increasingly frequent corporatizing of hackathons is viewed somewhat negatively. Maybe there is a whole backlash of it that I'm not aware of--perhaps it gets certain groups and individuals working on ideas that really need more time in the oven before being exposed to the larger companies that might further develop or acquire them.
Sarah Thomas
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12/27/2013 | 9:26:36 AM
Re: Rise of the hackathon
I think it is/will be, but it'll be important to keep tabs on what becomes of the hackathon winners months or years after. They don't always amount to much, or those that do get acquired. That's the nature of the market and the ability to innovate and fail quickly, but it would be good to get a measure on how successful and helpful hackathons are.
DOShea
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DOShea,
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12/26/2013 | 10:39:08 AM
Rise of the hackathon
Activities by ESPN and others make Intel's recent acquisition of Hacker League look pretty timely. Maybe this will become the increasingly common way of brain-storming and initiating development of new services.


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