Tracking Hackathon Code Creation and Reuse

@article{Imam2021TrackingHC,
  title={Tracking Hackathon Code Creation and Reuse},
  author={Ahmed Imam and Tapajit Dey},
  journal={2021 IEEE/ACM 18th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR)},
  year={2021},
  pages={615-617}
}
  • Ahmed Imam, Tapajit Dey
  • Published 18 March 2021
  • Computer Science
  • 2021 IEEE/ACM 18th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR)
Background: Hackathons have become popular events for teams to collaborate on projects and develop software prototypes. Most existing research focuses on activities during an event with limited attention to the evolution of the code brought to or created during a hackathon. Aim: We aim to understand the evolution of hackathon-related code, specifically, how much hackathon teams rely on pre-existing code or how much new code they develop during a hackathon. Moreover, we aim to understand if and… 

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