Hackathon

ISRD can host many Hackathon on different areas.  Hackathon are informal gatherings of developers in a joined effort to produce quality results on a subject. The main aim of Hackathon is culitivating new ideas and  building something of real values. 

TYPES OF HACKATHON

The objectives and themes of hackathons vary immensely. Some hackathons target different groups while other target different subjects.

NICHE

Many hackathons are organized as a platform for development of application types such as mobile applications, operating system variations as well as web and video game upgrading. These gatherings are usually niche-oriented. These kinds of hackathons are extremely popular worldwide and attract massive amounts of media attention – and sponsors.

LANGUAGE AND/OR FRAMEWORK

Some hackathons are organized for development of applications in a specified programming language or framework such as JavaScript or HTML5 while others differ according to usage of particular API’s. Application programming interface (API’s) is a software component that consists out of specific tools, routines, and protocols for building applications.

SINGLE APPLICATION

The so-called ‘sprints’ are gatherings organized in order to improve or upgrade a specific language, operating or management system by the principle of open source programming and are rarely competitive.

CORPORATE

Corporate hackathons are internal gatherings of employees of individual companies. They are organized to promote or develop new products.

DEMOGRAPHIC AND LEVEL OF EXPERTISE

Hackathons can be held for a specific demographic group such as teenagers, students or women. Many technology universities hold hackathons for members of their community as well as students from other universities. These are usually competitive in type with awards in the form of sponsorship.

ALTRUISTIC

A variety of gatherings of programmers has been organized in an effort to promote acts of altruism. These hackathons have dealt with issues of politics, transit systems, local economies, education, disasters and crisis as well as psychological health.

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