Friday, July 5, 2013

Holding a Hackathon at Your Company

Are you interested in holding a hackathon at your company? An internal hackathon for employees can be a lot of fun. Cathy Polinsky ( gave a nice introduction to the subject at last year's Grace Hopper Conference, with advice about how to run your own hackathon. Another way to get started is to hold a "ShipIt Day", modeled after Atlassian's (the software tools company) internal hackathons. This ShipIt Day FAQ provides a suggested timeline on planning and running a hackathon. For more ideas, take a look at what happens at LinkedIn Hackdays.

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