When are we going to have our first Wodtathon:Algot Runeman wrote:hackathon
an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming: a series of 48-hour hackathons to build new web and mobile services
1990s: from hack1, on the pattern of marathon
There are several pieces of software which I use that have been made better with hackathons.
a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative participation to the WOTD thread
Incidentally, my Greek friend keeps complaining about the fact that though "Marathon" clearly has a greek origin, "-athon" is in no way a greek suffix. The "th" is part of the root of the word "fennel", "marathos" in greek (supposedly, a lot of fennel was growing around the place this city was founded). Using the end of this word the way it is used is an eyesore (or rather an "earsore") to anyone, he claims, with any greek culture at all.