Most of the material in this FAQ appeared in the FAQ which was created for the Chicago hackathon.
A hackathon is a gathering of hackers (in this case, Perl hackers) who meet somewhere for a weekend. Hackathons are informal gatherings designed to allow people to work together for a few days at a time. They are regional events, targeted primarily at people in the vicinity.
A hackathon is a free-form get-together. There are two meeting rooms, which will have tables and chairs, wireless internet access (when the meeting rooms are open) and hopefully a projector. In addition the hostel has a bar, and two public meeting areas (one smoking, one non-smoking).guide for hackathon attendees. We will provide:
- Wireless internet access (while the meeting rooms are open)
- Snacks (Sat, Sun), Lunch (Sat, Sun) and Dinner (Fri, Sat)
- Meeting space
We will begin from 16:00 on Friday, 2 March 2007. The meeting rooms will not be opened until the following morning. We can use the meeting rooms until 17:00 Sunday, 4 March 2007.