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  • I’m a hacker and I love Hackathons. Now hacking doesn’t mean about breaking in to

  • something illegally. What it really means is how do you with a group of people break

  • through and find a creative solution? So Hackathons are a way in which you can, for instance in

  • a corporation, ask for and get ten volunteers from different roles who are committed to

  • spending an intense amount of time. In some companies it might be a weekend with pizza

  • and to try to in a real experimental lab time come up with a unique solution. Right now

  • some of the leading medical device companies like Boston Scientific are using Hackathons

  • as ways of saying what’s an out of the box approach to solving a problem that traditional

  • research never got us to. We believe that Hackathons are part of tapping the wisdom

  • of the crowd and increasingly were going to see Hackathons that aren’t about physically

  • getting into a room together but are, in fact, diverse and distributed around the world linked

  • by technology.

I’m a hacker and I love Hackathons. Now hacking doesn’t mean about breaking in to

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Elliott Masie: Looking For Innovation? Try a Hackathon.

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