Last weekend’s TechCrunch San Francisco Disrupt Hackathon was the most exciting yet!

The very word Hackathon might sound foreign to most, but if you have seen David Fincher’s blockbuster The Social Network, you will be impressed by a scene where Mark Zuckerberg participated in a coding competition. I find that a Hackathon in real life is only slightly less intense. Alcohol might bring you inspiration, but energy drinks and beef sticks are more palatable.

To be fair, a Hackathon, which usually spans several days, can be exhausting for participants both emotionally and physically. However, the coding fest is generally held in a more relaxed environment nowadays thanks to the improvement of software and hardware infrastructures. It’s more like a party where programmers can chat freely and have fun.

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