When one who is not from the tech industry hears or reads the word hack it probably brings a number of images to mind. The more popular Images which come to mind are of caffeine guzzling nerds sitting in a darkly lit room with three or four computer screens surrounding them and attempting to break into some top-secret network and wreak havoc or steal millions from some large financial institution.
Of course these stereotype have an amount of truth associated with them. But in the real world of hacking there are different types of hackers. You have White Hat, Black Hat and the newer designation of Grey Hat.
Each have their place in the mythos of hacking. But for the sake of this article let’s focus on how startups as well as established tech companies are utilising “hackathons” to offer both monetary prizes and recruit new talent. As these hackathons find their way to the District I will be sure to mention them and provide the details on how to participate.
On Saturday, 2 June and Sunday, 3 June 2012, local DC-based entrepreneurial tech company Study Hall will be hosting a hackathon at their headquarters located at 2428 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007. (cont … Examiner.com)