Maybe you need to go “hacking” – and perhaps attend a “hackathon.”
“The word ‘hackathon’ is kind of a mash-up of two words – hacking, and marathon” explains Don Carli, Founder and C.E.O. of Nima Hunter, Inc., a global market research, business intelligence, and strategic planning firm headquartered in New York City.
“There are a lot of negative connotations associated with the word ‘hacking,’ but it’s roots have to do with developing code” he says. “A hacker is someone who is writing code.”
Carli recently visited Austin Hill’s BigWorld of SmallBusiness and says that the concept of the hackathon dates back to the 1970’s, when personal computers were not readily available and people had to build their computers on their own. [Read more…]