hackathon

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hackathon

(jargon)
A planned hacking run that is intended to last for about a week with lots of hackers. The term was used in 2005 by the Apache Foundation and the OpenBSD Project, among others.

hackathon

A periodic event where programmers get together at some venue to collaboratively create a new application or software system within a few hours or a few days. Also called a "codefest." In September 2011, 15 sponsors at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco offered prizes for the most innovative solution to various problems. For example, for the best in-car integration app via SYNC, Ford Motor Company offered team members a free trip to CES 2012 in Las Vegas along with the opportunity of proving their new software in the car. See hack and hackerspace.
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DEF CON has evolved considerably since the first event was held way back in 1993, and the hackerfest in the last couple of years has attracted 8,500 of the world's top hackers and IT security researchers.
The most unique attribute of Dox Electronics' HACKERFEST - which takes place in Rochester on October 8th - isn't that the event is one of the largest IT conferences in the Northeast.
It isn't that HACKERFEST features exclusive information on security, business continuity, and E-Discovery topics and new technologies from vendors like IBM, HP and Microsoft.
It also isn't that HACKERFEST attracts hundreds of business leaders, upper management and senior Information Technology personnel from businesses large and small.
Finally, the uniqueness of HACKERFEST isn't that it plays host to world leaders in IT- including Chris Nickerson, a world-renowned security expert and this year's keynote speaker.
What's unique about the 11th annual Dox Electronics HACKERFEST Conference (www.
Each year I leave HACKERFEST with at least one IT issue solved.
Ken Michael, Vice President of Dox Electronics, sponsors of HACKERFEST, says the conference offers IT decision makers a chance to get mission critical information on the IT industry in a quaint, pressure-free, interpersonal environment.
The advantage of HACKERFEST is that attendees don't have to compete with large crowds to meet face-to-face with key vendors," Mr.