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The Upside: All about hackathons

On this episode of The Upside, we look at hackathons and what they can do for your team.

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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.

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