Developers can be a finicky tribe when approached by companies. They can be particularly allergic to the presence of recruiters. So events designed as hackathons are literally one of those blissful ‘hacks’ to networking with the developer community that consistently pays off. Hackathons are also fruitful in what they are designed to do: get the creative and problem-solving juices of the industry’s top tech wizards flowing so that they can innovate and create cool things under the looming shadow of a winding down clock. “Creators love to develop with the newest tech and toys out there.” Hassan Karaouni, partnerships lead at…

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