Coffee, Coke, Candy, Coding
This weekend, hundreds of coders in locations around the world will be taking part in Persistent’s annual hackathon, Semicolons! And yes, lots of coffee, Coke, Candy (and even pizza and cake and …) will be consumed for energy as our teams work, literally, around the clock to come up with what they hope will be the next big application!
Hackathons, which originated in 1999 but gained wide-spread awareness in the movie The Social Network about Facebook, bring together computer programmers and others involved in software development in a timed competition to design from scratch new software products.
This year at Semicolons 28 teams in 8 locations in 5 countries around the world will be competing. This is the first year students in Ohio will be competing at our Columbus development center with teams from India, France, Malaysia and the UK.
Let the games begin!