A hackathon, a hacker neologism, is an event when programmers meet to do collaborative computer programming.
I got a group together from my computer science class to work on a project. Eventually, we decided on a puzzle platformer involving physics elements. The hackathon ran from 6:00 pm on Friday until 2:00 pm the next day!
We didn’t achieve as much as we hoped, but we did get a working game. This is the first time I have collaborated with more than two people on a software development project and I think I learned a lot about working on such a team. On the right, you can see a screenshot from the final submission.
Here it is
On mac or linux, simply run the following in the terminal:
svn co http://keegan.no-ip.biz/svn/hack/trunk hack
(Of course, you must have python installed)
Maybe someday I’ll create an installer.