The Mashery Developer Outreach team is always heading out to hackathons and tech events. They have gone to over 60 in 2012 and the year isn’t over yet. We love to see what developers are capable of building in a weekend, or even a day!
Projects at these events are typically are limited in scope. Team building, education and fun are what draws hackers to attend.
While we’re often blown away with the quality of these hacks, once the event has come to a close, teams usually walk away having forged new bonds and new brain cells, but not necessarily the next big startup.