[Haskell-cafe] "Hackathon"

Richard A. O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Thu Aug 28 22:37:29 UTC 2014

On 29/08/2014, at 6:30 AM, Gershom B wrote:

> On August 28, 2014 at 1:50:40 PM, Tikhon Jelvis (tikhon at jelv.is) wrote:
>> I'm really not sure what the best noun to use is, but I'm leaning towards
>> describing it as a mini convention or conference.
> I agree that hackathon has come to mean something else. But mini-convention or conference doesn’t really capture the semi-spontaneous character of it, and something like “community hack” or “meetup” or “hacker weekend” doesn’t capture that really lots of people do just show up and code all weekend long. “unconference and skillshare” maybe, but that’s sort of goofy…

Is this a "code retreat"?

I've never been to one, and have wondered how they work out.

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