Do Hackathon Projects Change the World? An Empirical Analysis of GitHub Repositories

  title={Do Hackathon Projects Change the World? An Empirical Analysis of GitHub Repositories},
  author={L. W. Mcintosh and Caroline D. Hardin},
  journal={Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education},
  • L. Mcintosh, Caroline D. Hardin
  • Published 3 March 2021
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Hackathons, the increasingly popular collaborative technology challenge events, are praised for producing modern solutions to real world problems. They have, however, recently been criticized for positing that serious real world problems can be solved in 24-48 hours of undergraduate coding. Projects created at hackathons are typically demos or proof-of-concepts, and little is known about the fate of them after the hackathon ends. Do they receive continued development in preparation for real… 

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