The popularity of hackathons is growing steadily. Despite this, many still do not know what kind of event format it is, and why they are very relevant for IT companies.

In short, a hackathon is a competition between developers and IT specialists (programmers). The average number of event participants is from 100 to 300. The event is held with a time limit: usually it is 1-2 days, but in exceptional situations the event takes several weeks.