[Haskell-cafe] "Hackathon"

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 14:18:35 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM, Richard Eisenberg <eir at cis.upenn.edu>

> In my experience, "hackathon" can refer to two very different sorts of
> events: hacking marathons (such as jacobsHack), where participants tend to
> work overnight to accomplish something amazing in a limited time; and
> hacker weekends (such as Hac Phi), where participants work on projects,
> socialize, and then (presumably) rest at night.

I've noticed this as well; my boss likes to use it in your second meaning,
whereas I'm most familiar with the first meaning and tend to think of the
second as "hacker-con".

On the other hand, I have no answers to the questions (a) is there any
recognition of this, or conventions for this, in the wider programming
community; and (b) what makes more sense to other people.

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