Forget network security and offensive security, this type of Hackathon is making a product or a service by cramming a bunch of students or working professionals in a room for 24-36 hours and watching what happens.

Format

Each of these events will have a focus on building some kind of a product or delivering something to either a specific group, with a specific theme or with a specific technology stack, including:

  • Sponsors
  • Prizes
  • Networking
  • Jobs
  • Results
  • Food
  • Sleep (or lack thereof)

Melbourne Datathon

http://www.datasciencemelbourne.com/datathon/

Run by the Data Science Meetup in Melbourne, the Datathon has a rich sponsorship base and great prizes. Their almost monthly meetups are a blast and are almost packed every time they meet. Has both a student and corporate entry.