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Hackathons for Better Programming

A hackathon is an event where programmers get together to collaborative intensively on software projects. Coder and consultant Thomas Ortega says they are a great learning opportunity too. Such events cause you to code with purpose, because you cannot afford to waste time fumbling around with half-baked code. They force you to hone in on getting a working product. They also happily foster strong camaraderie; friends who code together stay together. The fact that you can make some money for having the best finished product is not so bad either. For more reflections on why hackathons can be a positive learning experience, you can read Ortega’s full post here: http://omegaortega.com/how-hackathons-made-me-a-better-programmer/

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid’s Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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