“Hackathon” was coined from “hack” and “marathon”. Do not worry, the word “hack” in this context, relates to programming.
“A hackathon, hackfest or codefest, is a sprint-like event, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, collaborate intensively on software projects” – Wikipedia
Hackathon is a very long collaborative exploration by subject experts , in order to solve a problem. Usually, it involves development of technology-related innovations (software or hardware), applicable in an identified subject area. Occasionally, hackathons could last for a day or more.
These days we hear of telethon, danceathon, talkathon, and all other names with the “thon” suffix, but do not worry, this is not a “blogathon”.
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