Disclaimer: I’m a strong advocate of student hackathons and have organized a few in Singapore (iNTUition 2014, iNTUition 2016 & iNTUition v3.0) so this post might be a little biased.
Hackathon. If you’re an engineering major, you’ve probably encountered this term before but what exactly is a hackathon and why is it so important? In a nutshell, a hackathon is an event (usually lasting 24 hours or more) where developers get together in teams and collaborate on a software/hardware project or hack. While competitive in nature, hackathons should never be taken as just a “coding competition” because they offer so much more than that.