What is a hackathon?

What is a hackathon?

The word hackathon is a blend of the words “hack” and “marathon”, where “hack” is used in the sense of playful and exploratory programming — not its alternate meaning as a reference to computer crime. A hackathon is a time and a place for people to make something. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mobile, Web, desktop solutions, or something in between, and hardware.