Hackathons

November 10, 2017
Hackathons have become increasingly popular over the years. On a superficial level, a hackathon is still seen as a one-off annual event or a PR stunt. According to the 2017 Global hackathon report, more than 50% of hackathons conducted worldwide are recurring. Companies such as Facebook and Cognizant use hackathons as tools for sustained innovation. […]
October 31, 2017
A bit of history Rewind a few years, 1975 to be exact. That’s when the Homebrew Computer Club, “a grassroots group of hardware hackers in the Silicon Valley who kickstarted the personal computer revolution,” met in a Menlo Park garage. Perhaps, this gathering of brilliant minds is the first building block of an “event” that […]
September 29, 2017
Studies show that hackathons seem to be the most effective method to acquire and engage developer talent for open APIs. Introduction The star working behind the scenes, connecting devices, databases, and applications, application programming interfaces (APIs) are super-efficient “messengers” vital to organizations across sectors; for reuse in useful, interesting apps (tools and widgets), APIs allow […]
September 12, 2017
Over 80% of the Fortune 100 companies conduct hackathons. There are over 1000+ hackathons conducted every year around the world and 48.5% of them are conducted by private companies. Yet, hackathon is still an underutilized tool when it comes to corporate innovation. Source: Global Hackathon Report. When asked what a hackathon is, the common definition […]
September 9, 2017
Research shows that almost 60 percent of the companies expect to kiss goodbye to more than 20 percent of their revenues within five years because of disruptive innovation. Unless they change the way they operate, that is. Understanding that a bleak future lies ahead unless they obey the innovation imperative, organizations world over are trying […]
August 11, 2017
Grow into a major player in the global blockchain space with an innovative mindset. The concept of a digital economy has rewritten business models you’ve adopted so far. Over 90 percent of organizations want a digital transformation strategy, anticipating cost reduction, increased innovation, and business growth in the future. It doesn’t matter if you are […]
Webinar Date: August 8, 2017
HackerEarth is pleased to announce its next webinar on How to build a fully-functional app in 20 hours & win a hackathon, to help you learn from the best programmers and domain experts from all over the world. About this webinar: In this hour long webinar, we will focus on how you can plan your work using […]
March 31, 2017
Trying to find an example of the “walking a thin line” idiom is easy. Think of HR managers who have to align company goals and employee satisfaction! HR leaders no longer just stick to legal and compliance issues; they are now strategic business partners with a key role to play in shaping the company’s culture […]
March 10, 2017
We believe hackathons are changing the world. Hackathons are all about innovation. Hackathons provide an excellent way for hackers to learn, innovate, and create something unique. MLH is a community-driven organization which aims to empower hackers. MLH has powered over 200 weekend-long innovation competitions for a community of 65,000+ students. MLH and HackerEarth share a […]
January 20, 2017
Is innovation is the key to a successful business? It is, but it cannot be a one-time thing. The key to a successful business is sustained innovation. The key lies in sustaining the culture of innovation that you started off with when you began operating out of your dorm room/garage, even after growing out of […]