A hackathon is an event where people from different backgrounds, skills and interests, such as coders, analysts, designers, business strategists, etc., come together to innovate, brainstorm and solve various predefined challenges within a specified time frame. The aim of a hackathon is often to create a working solution or prototype of a product or service.

A hackathon is an online, offline, or hybrid event that brings together participants from multiple disciplines to find an innovative solution. Hackathons are used by organizations to hire, engage with employees, test or create a new product or establish a brand. Hackathons provide an interactive platform for an ever-evolving world of technology and businesses to envision a futuristic brand, product or team.

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Online hackathons and ideathons are new-age tools to innovate, ideate, and engage with campus talent, employees, and like-minded individuals. Hackathons and ideathons are used as a hiring tool, employee engagement exercise, branding strategy, and platform for crowdsourcing ideas. Online hackathons and ideathons are digital events that use technology to facilitate collaboration.

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