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Did you Know? Fun Facts About Hackathons

Did you know? Fun facts about hackathons

1. Number of hackathons the past 3 years:

2016: 3450

2017: 4480 (+30%)

2018: 5636(+26%)

2. Top countries that host hackathons:

United States: 1511

United Kingdom: 519

Australia: 335

Germany: 326

Canada: 247

France: 195

3. Leading roles for hackathon goers:

Software Engineers: 56%

Data Scientists: 9%

Designers: 6%

Marketers: 6%

4. Popular dev languages:

Javascript: 26%

Java: 22%

C/C++: 13%

Python: 11%

5. Top tech expertise:

AI: 21%

VR/AR: 16%

IoT: 12%

Security: 11%

Blockchain: 9%

6. Why do companies sponsor hackathons?

- Recruit top talent.

- Brand organization and products.

- Launch new APIs, Products, and Services

7. Why do people attend hackathons?

- Build cool things with their friends.

- Connect with recruiters on a more intimate level.

- Learn technical skills.

- Immerse themselves in an environment that fosters creativity.

This year...

Hack University (sponsored by FiscalNote) is excited to participate in Technica, the first all-women hackathon in the US.

Stop by the FiscalNote booth to get a free shirt!

Join our tech and design community! @hackuniversity

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