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Save the date! The 4th edition of our annual Living on the Edge even takes place on October 23-26 at the unMonastery in Matera, Italy.

Save the date! The 4th edition of our annual Living on the Edge even takes place on October 23-26 at the unMonastery in Matera, Italy. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What it's all about: http://goo.gl/jcX9C5 Increasing impact of existing projects and programs. Getting new initiatives off the ground and keeping them there. Building a collaborative stewardship ecosystem to better take care of physical, digital and community assets. 
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Most Important Hackathon Hack | Hack for Western Mass

Most Important Hackathon Hack | Hack for Western Mass | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This year at Hack for Western Mass, we're including a youth hackathon.  We will be making wildflower seed bombs, building robots, doing yoga and mixed-martial arts, building virtual worlds in Minecraft, hula-hooping, creating stop-motion animations, making worm composting bins, programming Scratch games, and more! 

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Hardware Hackathon Winners Will Be Awarded A Trip To Space [Video] - PSFK

Hardware Hackathon Winners Will Be Awarded A Trip To Space [Video] - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Hackaday is calling on hardware hackers to create a piece of open hardware that is more than the usual Internet of Things project and have the potential to change people's lives.

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Airbitz & Dark Wallet Devs Win Bitcoin Hackathon with DarkMarket! - Airbitz

Airbitz & Dark Wallet Devs Win Bitcoin Hackathon with DarkMarket! - Airbitz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbitz and Dark Wallet developers team up to win Toronto bitcoin hackathon with DarkMarket, a decentralized peer-to-peer marketplace.
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Colleges Should Use Hackathons To Promote Workplace Readiness - Skilledup.com

Colleges Should Use Hackathons To Promote Workplace Readiness - Skilledup.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More than pizza-fueled programmer meet-ups, hackathons promote workplace readiness and professional development soft skills. Colleges should imitate them.
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UCSC's Hackathon is Out to Fix the World - SantaCruz.com

UCSC's Hackathon is Out to Fix the World - SantaCruz.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hackathons work like this: a few hundred computer programmers, designers and business-minded techies come together to form teams that develop new projects from scratch. They work toward a deadline—sometimes several days and sometimes just 24 hours—and at the end there are usually cash prizes awarded for the most innovative projects. While working, energy drinks and pizza consumption are rampant, and sleep is very optional. HACK UCSC organizers insist that, food-wise, there will at least be sandwich wraps at their event, and expect students won’t work all night or camp out at the event, though they are welcome to bring their sleeping bags into the workspace if they feel so compelled.

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Why do 48h hackathons work? - ArcticStartup

Why do 48h hackathons work? - ArcticStartup | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Students can work in a team with startup veterans or great professionals.

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We're reading, reviewing and submitting articles for Spot the Future in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia. Join us!

We're reading, reviewing and submitting articles for Spot the Future in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia. Join us! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Making Spot The Future a generative experience for everyone involved requires a combination of knowledge about really interesting and little know initiatives happening all over the country, journalism, creative communication, social media engagement and access to many different kinds of personal networks. It's quite a challenge but we think we can do it together. In this post we discuss the content already submitted and  - See more at: http://edgeryders.eu/spot-the-future/were-reading-reviewing-and-submitting-articles-for#sthash.l1fBXHkI.dpuf

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The culture of hacking in China - War in Context

The culture of hacking in China - War in Context | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The New York Times reported last May: Name a target anywhere in China, an official at a state-owned company boasted recently, and his crack staff will break into that person’s computer, download the contents of the hard drive, record the keystrokes and monitor cellphone communications, too.

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With Hackathons Taking Center Stage, The Coming Transformation Of The ... - TechCrunch

With Hackathons Taking Center Stage, The Coming Transformation Of The ... - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When Dave Fontenot moved to the University of Michigan from his home in South Florida in the fall of 2011, he brought the standard equipment every freshman college student needs -– clothes, shoes, books, and a backpack. One item, though, was missing.

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Hackathon for Cuba Brings Latino Entrepreneurs, Programmers Together to ... - Latin Post

Hackathon for Cuba Brings Latino Entrepreneurs, Programmers Together to ... - Latin Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the western hemisphere when it comes to the internet. That's why technology experts and programmers are meeting in South Florida for the first ever "Hackathon for Cuba."

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Hackathon geared toward the 'liberation' of data from public PDF documents

Hackathon geared toward the 'liberation' of data from public PDF documents | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Massive amounts of unstructured data are held in the form of PDF documents, but extracting key figures and words out of PDFs in a programmatic manner can be difficult and costly.
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Culture Hacking – the new way to enable change : socialWRKS

Culture Hacking – the new way to enable change : socialWRKS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Culture is the social infrastructure or operating system of an organisation. It is everywhere and you cannot see it but it is ingrained in habits. Great culture hacks change habits. Seb Paquet – derived from http://youtu.be/ojQT6U-gRAM
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A new digital marketing platform in 24 hours? How hackathons aid collaborative ... - Busbyway

As more and more businesses are reaping the rewards of internal hackathons, agencies are starting to use hack days with clients as a way to build digital marketing products quickly. This collaborative new form of product development allows businesses to improve their existing platforms and respond quickly to changing marketing conditions and consumer demands – as FusePump and Chain Reaction Cycles found out.


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Lessons From A Healthcare Hackathon - Business Solutions Magazine

Lessons From A Healthcare Hackathon - Business Solutions Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hackathons were born straight out of the software-coding community, but do they hold any lessons for VARs? If a vendor is interested in staying on top of where their industry is headed — then yes.

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The Hackaday Prize: You Build Open Hardware, We Send You to Space

The Hackaday Prize: You Build Open Hardware, We Send You to Space | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  For weeks we've been teasing you that something BIG was coming. This is it. Six months from now one hardware hacker will claim The Hackaday Prize and in doing so, secure the grand prize of a...
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Civic hackathons adopt a healthy approach - Philadelphia City Paper

Civic hackathons adopt a healthy approach - Philadelphia City Paper | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

But hackathons, which have been popular here since the early 2000s, are becoming less about trendy apps and more about solving real-world problems. Local hackers are paving the way for “civic hacking,” or using technology to solve city, state and neighborhood problems. And these marathon code-writing sessions are taking a turn toward the healthy in order to produce better results.

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'Hackathons' Aim to Solve Health Care's Ills - Wall Street Journal

'Hackathons' Aim to Solve Health Care's Ills - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a recent event called Hacking Medicine's Grand Hackfest attracted more than 450 people to work for one weekend on possible solutions to problems involving diabetes, rare diseases, global health and information technology used at hospitals.

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Hackathon Sends Techies to Meet, Greet, Videotape the Homeless - Re/code

Hackathon Sends Techies to Meet, Greet, Videotape the Homeless - Re/code | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Filmmaker Ken Fisher was preparing about a hundred tech workers to find, talk to and videotape homeless people in the vicinity of the Twitter building in midtown San Francisco.

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eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours

eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The online facilitators of the Living Bridges Planet network did some moves to create spaces,  that enable the connection and collaboration in an easy way during the 24 hours of the #eduhack14.

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Pizza, Perseverance And Skills At A Major League Hackathon - WUWM

And I'm Audie Cornish. The University of Maryland, College Park has claimed the title Best School for Hackers. They have got the trophy to prove it. Maryland beat heavyweights like MIT, Stanford, Michigan and Carnegie Mellon and they did it by sending the most students to five hackathons last year. They placed first in two of them.

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The Hackathon LIVE - Culture Shift 3 - Snook: We are the how

The Hackathon LIVE - Culture Shift 3 - Snook: We are the how | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s been 8 weeks since we wrapped up phase one (Idea Hack) of Culture Shift 3 and this weekend, as the second and final phase kicks off we welcome back our six finalists – Mainframe Film, Chocolate City, Tae Wool, Parresia Publishers, Nigerian National Film Corporation and Fetch Strategic Insights. Over the next three days each of the organisations will work to further develop their ideas culminating in a pitch to a panel of judges on Sunday, where three of the teams will win funding and start-up support to get their concepts market ready and launched.

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Incubator of Innovations - The New Indian Express

Incubator of Innovations - The New Indian Express | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the root of all innovation is curiosity, a tinkering spirit and an ‘urge to fix something’. There are too many hackathons focusing on contests, hiring events or start-ups but none on hacking because its ‘fun’,” says Venky Goteti (40), co-founder, Devthon. “At the heart of all innovation is the culture of hacking and exploration. We want to encourage this culture,” he explains.

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InMobi to host prestigious Aaron Swartz memorial hackathon - CIOL

InMobi to host prestigious Aaron Swartz memorial hackathon - CIOL | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 - January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist.

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Creating a culture of crowd-sourced innovation: A look back at Hacking Pediatrics

Creating a culture of crowd-sourced innovation: A look back at Hacking Pediatrics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A hackathon is most easily explained by relating it to the crowd-sourced, time-crunched challenges that we see every day in pop culture. From “Top Chef” to “The Apprentice” to “Extreme Makeover,” television is teeming with passionate individuals trying to solve a difficult task with incredibly constrained resources and time. What results is often remarkable by any standard and speaks to the power of concentrated, collaborative problem solving.

 
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Suhasa Sreenivasamurthy's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:27 PM

Interesting way to innovate and harness all the brain power one can get in one place! Similar approach within the enterprise should yield some great results! Would love to hear from anyone with similar experiments within a traditional enterprise!

Sarah's curator insight, December 13, 2013 7:29 AM

This article explains how doctors, engineers, and all types of medical specialists followed a common cultural activity found on TV, called a hackathon. Commonly seen on shows where you are given a difficult task to accomplish in a certain amount of time and given restraints, a hackathon has proven to be a successful way of brainstorming and solving problems. So, a hackathon took place to "hack pediatrics'. This 36-hour challenge might be the start of a new technique of problem solving for America.