Live from DeveloperWeek: What Makes Hackathons So Fun?

Whenever I cover a hackathon, the developers I talk to tell me how much they enjoy going to them. Hackathons attract scores of talented developers, designers and business people who all want to create something new in a day or two. It’s a chance to meet new people and work together on a common goal. And there’s something about staying up all night working with the hope of winning some prize money that’s just a ton of fun.

At the 2013 DeveloperWeek Hackathon in San Francisco, I asked the coders who had attended previous hackathons why do they keep coming back. Here are their answers:










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