7 Weirdest Hackathons Ever

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Originally conceived as marathon coding sessions for software designers, hackathons have widened in scope tremendously. The events are attracting non-techies from a variety of fields, who bring their expertise to bear on business and social problems that organizers have deemed solvable through hours of continuous brainstorming and pizza consumption. Now if you can think of a challenge--no matter how strange or frivolous it might seem--there's probably a hackathon that addresses it.--Doug Cantor