The "hack" in "hackathon" carries the sense of creative exploration and casual software engineering, not breaking into systems illegally. It basically means a bunch of techies get together to work on stuff collaboratively and to enjoy each other's company.
On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Peter Liggett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I would like to know what exactly is a Hackathon??I have almost ten years of large mainframe computer system experience and am now retraining in network security administartion. Any information you send is confidential.
Regards, Peter T. Liggett
From: n8han <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:26 PM
Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Occupy Together Hackathon - Friday, Oct 14, 12pm-9pm
Just a reminder and a confirmation, there will be an Occupy Together Hackathon in NYC on Friday starting at noon, no matter what happens tomorrow morning at Liberty Plaza.
It is at 632 Broadway (between Houston and Bleecker), 3rd floor office of Meetup. We're ordering pizzas based on the number of RSVPs, so if you're planning to eat please do tell us you're coming!
See you tomorrow,