“Hackathons” can imply breaching security and privacy. To more accurately reflect their creative and constructive intent, they can be referred to instead as “datathons” or “code fests.”
People are getting together online to brainstorm solutions to some of the challenges the pandemic has created.
With accessible software tools and workflows, machines can be left to do the laborious work so that people can focus on planning, thinking and doing.
To truly understand their discipline, students need to interact with laboratory equipment. They must both fail and succeed at running experiments.
Hackathons are all the rage, but if the participants follow through on the results, they can be a powerful instrument for generating innovation.