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hackerspace

A venue for computer enthusiasts to collaborate on projects, share programming knowledge and discuss technology. Hackerspaces may be simple and informal, or more elaborate with high-speed network access and tools for building equipment. Formal hackerspaces collect dues from members. See hackathon.




Friendly Competition
In 2012, RadioShack challenged hackerspace groups from the East and West coasts to build something awesome with RadioShack's ARDUINO single board computer.






hackathon

A periodic event where programmers get together at some venue to collaboratively create a new application or software system within a few hours or a few days. Also called a "codefest." In September 2011, 15 sponsors at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco offered prizes for the most innovative solution to various problems. For example, for the best in-car integration app via SYNC, Ford Motor Company offered team members a free trip to CES 2012 in Las Vegas along with the opportunity of proving their new software in the car. See hack and hackerspace.



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