In-Class Exercise: Today’s activity is an ideathon.
A hackathon is an intense 1 or 2 day event in which those working in tech (e.g. programmer, graphic designers, data scientists) work with domain experts to collaborate on software projects.
The goal of a hackathon is to create usable software or hardware with the goal of producing a functioning product by the end of the event. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, for example, on solving a single real-life problem.
Find a hackathon near you: https://www.hackathon.com
An ideathon is like a hackathon wherein the participants focus on outlining solutions to real-life problems without implementing the solutions. The goal of an ideathon is to produce a concrete plan of action for solving a real-life problem at the end of the event. Read the following document to prepare for the ideathon: