As part of the osmosis of ideas from Silicon Valley and other digital hubs, hackathons are starting to appear in capital cities across the country.
Besides the regular public hackathon, these events are increasingly being held as internal events.
In this episode of The Upside, we find out how hackathons are great at boosting morale, and are about more than just finding new products to launch. We also hear a number of tips for getting involved in hackathons of your own, and how including people outside of the development team is a good idea.
Featured in this episode are Craig Penfold, head of technology for Yahoo7, and Jason Cormier, Sensis API partnerships manager.
Running Time: 23 minutes, 02 second.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.