Re: Qu'est-ce qu'un Hackathon?

From: vincent pollet <>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 23:28:22 +0400

Hi guys

I did not saw the video before ! I look old lol !

We never said it was the first hackathon not even the first code challenge,
we even wrote this :

> Le Krakathon, c’est comme un hackathon mais avec un Kraken et un trésor !
>> C’est en fait une compétition de code qui dure 24 non stop. La compétition
>> n’est pas une première, il y a eu auparavant un code challenge organisé à
>> l’Ebène Accelerator, et des hackathons « sur invitation » organisés par
>> Le Krakathon se démarque par le montant remis aux gagnants (Rs
>> 80 000), par son thème (celui du Kraken qui renvoie à la culture geek et
>> qui se veut immersif) mais aussi par son côté tout public, ouvert à tous
>> types de langages de programmation.
The idea is not to take the glory of others but to have a recurring
competition, with cash prize to motivate people in our industry and to have
fun :)

I hope this clear all misunderstanding but I will be happy to discuss it if
you want to

Good night


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On 2 November 2016 at 22:29, S Moonesamy <> wrote:

> Hi Logan,
> I read your comments about "Qu'est-ce qu'un Hackathon". At
> you may notice that credit was given to
> OpenBSD for the word "hackathon". I congratulated Vincent as this is the
> first time in Mauritius where there is a programming event with a cash
> prize of Rs 50,000 and it is difficult to dispute the way the winner is
> chosen. A person interested in evaluating his/her programming skills would
> compete in such an event.
> Nowadays, there are different types of hackathons. Some of those events
> provide an opportunity for job offers. It can also be a way to determine
> whether a company is as good as what is published on its "Facebook Page".
> :-)
> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy
Received on Wed Nov 02 2016 - 19:29:21 PST

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