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How to Survive a Hackathon

on September 28, 2012

Here’s one of the videos I produced at the 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon where I was reporting for New Relic. Original post can be found on the New Relic blog.

Your body and mind is not designed to work for 24 hours straight. Yet the architecture of a hackathon is designed to force you to do just that – code for 24 hours nonstop. Developers absolutely love the experience of working with a team and the pressure of other developers around you working hard. The question is can you physically and mentally handle the challenge? At the 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco, we asked attendees, most seasoned hackathon professionals, their advice on how to survive a hackathon. Here are their answers.

Creative Commons photo attribution to hackNY.

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