n. A collaborative programming session, particularly one lasting several days.
Around 30 people came up and pitched their app ideas. Afterwards, the Developers and Designers vote for their favorites by giving the Idea Generator their poker chips. The top 5 ideas would be developed during the hackathon.
Hacking Health, taking place at McGill University’s Thompson House, is a health-oriented "hackathon" — an increasingly popular event where people gather to build software that addresses current needs.
On Sept. 12, MGM opens ''The Hackathon,'' a promotion for ''Hackers'' in which participants must complete three hacks, including the familiar ''Crack-the-school's-computer-to-change-your-grade'' hack.