21 Upcoming Hackathons: HTML5, Kinect, Hardware and Education

Kin Lane, January 25th, 2012

Hackathons are a fast growing phenomenom where developers come together, usually in short periods up to 72 hours to submit ideas, form teams and hack together applications, data visualizations and sometimes form business models around their ideas. ProgrammableWeb is tracking 21 hackathons coming in the next couple weeks all around the world.

Here is the complete list of 21 upcoming hackathons:

If we missed your event, make sure and submit below as a comment and we’ll include it next week.

For those that are new to the hackathon space, these events are not intended to perform illegal activities around computer networks. Software developers widely see hacking as a quick and dirty programming solution to a problem.  It is NOT about gaining access to other networks, which is a definition widely publicized by the media and hollywood.  Among the developer community, it is mean to be a positive term that drives innovation among developers.

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4 Responses to “21 Upcoming Hackathons: HTML5, Kinect, Hardware and Education”

January 26th, 2012
at 7:51 am
Comment by: Jason Blum

We’ll be having a Hackfest/athon over the three days of http://opencfsummit.org/index.cfm/schedule/ February 24-26 in Dallas.

January 26th, 2012
at 2:52 pm
Comment by: Robert Schwentker

Brooklyn Art Hackathon at the 319 Scholes gallery w/ Thing-O-Matic & The Replicator. Artists and collaborators will inhabit 319 Scholes to create and explore the participatory nature of technology, bringing together hackers whose medium is art and artists whose medium is technology.

January 26th, 2012
at 3:08 pm
Comment by: Robert Schwentker

BlackBerry WebWorks HTML5 Hackathon 1/31/12 in Miami http://itexpo.tmcnet.com/east12/collocated-event/e12-Hackathon.htm

January 26th, 2012
at 7:02 pm
Comment by: Kin Lane

Thanks Jason and Robert. I will add these hackathons to the schedule.

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