Last semester, the word “hackathon” popped up on my Facebook newsfeed – a lot. Apparently, more than one of my friends traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts in early October to participate in what is known as “the best hackathon in the world” at MIT. One of these people was, in the weeks leading up to the hackathon, posting about his struggles learning to code. How could this person go to a hackathon – at MIT, no less – without knowing code? What exactly is a hackathon?
For more: http://msurjblog.com/2014/01/14/do-you-even-hack-an-interview-with-hack-mcgill/