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Peek behind the scenes to see the work of "hackers" at the #AirForce's 1st hackathon. @Team_AFRL

By Senior Airman Michelle Patten Air Force Public Affairs Agency You’re probably familiar with a marathon, a 26.2-mile running race, but have you heard of a hackathon? More of a mental race, a hackathon is dedicated to tech-savvy computer programmers and other software developers who work intensively on software projects. It may sound like a room full of geeks staring intensely at glowing computer screens, but these hackers were not breaking into protected computer systems. Instead, the term hacker refers to individuals finding creative solutions to problems. (Courtesy graphic) The Air Force hosted its first grueling 26-hour hackathon, called LabHack, Oct. 25-26 at the Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center in Dayton, Ohio. Sixty-six hackers traveled from universities and organizations across North America to compete in the event. Many of the programmers, graphic des...

Full article: http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/2014/11/air-force-holds-f...

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