How Hackathons work?
Hackathons are a way of exploring technical solutions to social issues or ‘problems’. They aim to bring together designers and developers with charities and service providers to create technical solutions to social problems during an intensive two days development event. During the event a short-listed number of proposals from the local councils, charities, hospitals, museums and service providers will be discussed and one or more will be chosen to be implemented by the end of the two days event. The event will harness both the energy and creativity of the programming community and place it alongside the issues facing communities to bring about innovative solutions.
The software developed during the event will be Open Source to allow users and developers to study, change, improve and distribute the software after the event. For the source code of the applications developed during the 2013 and 2014 events, please see the Google code page.