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A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.
This design process is similar to Sprints in an Agile development cycle.

JavaOne

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For Sun, the usage referred to an event at the JavaOne conference from June 15 to June 19, 1999; there John Gage challenged attendees to write a program in Java for the new Palm V using the infrared port to communicate with other Palm users and register it on the Internet.
In 1999, the conference played host to an event called the Hackathon, a challenge set by John Gage.

TechCrunch

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Some major companies were born from these hackathons, such as GroupMe, which began as a project at a hackathon at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 conference; in 2011 it was acquired by Skype for $85 million.
A scandal erupted over the Titstare application, created by participants in a hackathon at Disrupt 2013.

Over the Air

Mobile app hackathons like Over the Air, held at Phoenix Park, Ireland, can see a large amount of corporate sponsorship and interest.
Over the Air was an annual mobile technology-focused overnight hack day event held in London from 2008 to 2016.

Music Hack Day

Music Hack Day, a hackathon for music-related software and hardware applications, is a popular event, having been held over 30 times around the world since 2009.
Music Hack Day is a Hack Day specifically for the music industry.

Game jam

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Hackathons where video games are developed are sometimes called game jams.
A game jam is a hackathon for video games.

Music Tech Fest

Also Music Tech Fest, a three-day interdisciplinary festival for music ideas bringing together musicians with hackers, researchers and industry, features a hackathon.
The festival holds its own hackathon at each festival, MTF Hack Camp, which runs for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon to Sunday.

OpenBSD

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OpenBSD's apparent first use of the term referred to a cryptographic development event held in Calgary on June 4, 1999, where ten developers came together to avoid legal problems caused due to export regulations of cryptographic software from the United States.
OpenBSD's developers regularly meet at special events called hackathons, where they "sit down and code", emphasizing productivity.

Science Hack Day

Similarly, Science Hack Day, a hackathon for making things with science, has been held over 45 times in over 15 countries around the world since 2010.
Science Hack Day is a Hack Day specifically for “making weird, silly or serious things with science”.

Open Bioinformatics Foundation

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The Open Bioinformatics Foundation ran two hackathons for its member projects in 2002 and 2003, and since 2010 has held 2-day "codefests" preceding its annual conference.
The mission of the foundation is to support the development of open source toolkits for bioinformatics, organise developer-centric hackathon events and generally assist in the development and promotion of open source software development in the life sciences.

Space Apps

Starting in 2012, NASA has been annually hosting the International Space Apps Challenge.
Space Apps is annual NASA’s global hackathon, first held in April 2012, and serves as innovation incubation program.

HackerNest

In 2014, the British government and HackerNest ran DementiaHack, the world's first hackathon dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia and their caregivers.
The organization unites local technology communities around the world through community events and socially beneficial hackathons to further its mission of economic development through technological proliferation.

Random Hacks of Kindness

Random Hacks of Kindness is another popular hackathon, devoted to disaster management and crisis response.
Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a global community of technologists dedicated to solving problems for charities, non-profits and social enterprises by organising recurring Hackathon s that has existed since 2009.

BarCamp

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At BarCamp-style hackathons, that are organised by the development community, such as iOSDevCamp, the judges are usually made up of peers and colleagues in the field.
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Major League Hacking

Many of them are supported by the organization Major League Hacking, which was founded in 2013 to assist with the running of collegiate hackathons.
Major League Hacking, officially abbreviated as MLH, is a company that operates a league for student hackathons.

Internet Engineering Task Force

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The IETF organizes Hackathons for each IETF meetings which are focused on IETF Internet Draft and IETF RFC implementation for better inter-operability and improved Internet Standards.
The IETF also organizes hackathons during the IETF meetings.

StartupBus

Some hackathons (such as StartupBus, founded in 2010 in Australia) combine the competitive element with a road trip, to connect local tech communities in multiple cities along the bus routes.
StartupBus is an annual technological startup competition and entrepreneurship boot camp, described as a Hackathon, created by Elias Bizannes in February 2010.

Campus Party

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Thousands of hackers, developers, gamers and geeks equipped with laptops camp out in tents on-site for the conference and hackathon.

PyPy

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Programming languages that have had such hackathons include Perl (for both development and QA ), Haskell Scala and the PyPy interpreter for Python.
Many of PyPy's changes have been made during coding sprints.

Linux user group

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Cyberstorm.mu, a Linux User Group from Mauritius, trains high school students on Linux to compete in Google Code-in and organises Hackathons focused on Linux.

Zope

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This was pioneered by the Zope, who completed in excess of 30 sprints between January 2002 and January 2006.
The Zope 3 project pioneered the practice of sprints for open source software development.

Aaron Swartz

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A number of hackathons around the world have been planned in memory of computer programmer and internet activist Aaron Swartz, who died in 2013.
There was a hackathon held in Swartz' memory around the date of his birthday in 2013.

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A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.

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A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.