I Don’t Like Hackathons

Hackathons are very popular now. During a hackathon, a bunch of people get together for 24-48 hours and develop a simple product. If your project does well, you might get someone to invest in your project or get hired.

What’s the problem? There are some projects that can’t be done in 1-2 days. I don’t like hackathons, because I’m interested in projects that can’t be finished in one weekend.

Some people cheat. They come with code written ahead of time, and pretend to finish at the hackathon.

The hackathon is a usually bunch of people in a big noisy open plan room. I like to work in a quiet place.

I don’t like the idea of hackathons, because I prefer projects that can’t be finished in 2 days.

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