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“An Established Channel to Attract and Recruit People”: How Huawei Technologies is Leveraging Hackathons to Address HR Challenges

Jan 12, 2023 by Pierre-Jean (PJ) Quenardel

In December 2021, Huawei Sweden organized the Fourth Edition of its University Hackathon, calling on Data Science students across top universities in Sweden to design efficient real-time schedulers for multiprocessors in the context of 5G. This highly…

What Makes Attending a Hackathon Incredibly Beneficial

Jun 7, 2021 by Pierre-Jean (PJ) Quenardel

For a lot of people all over the world, teamwork is far more productive than doing individual work. That's particularly true when looking for new business solutions that involve technology and preventing possible security issues down the line. A great…

Infographic: Worldwide Hackathon Figures in 2018 and trends to expect in 2019

Jan 18, 2019 by Pierre-Jean (PJ) Quenardel

Large corporations are increasingly turning to hackathons to meet innovation objectives, as 5,636 public and internal hackathons were organized in 2018 globally, nearly 40% more than in 2016. That’s according to statistics from Hackathon.com, the largest…

Why CEOs should get theirs hands dirty with hackathons

Jun 24, 2018 by John Karp

There’s one type of hackathon I really like to organise. It’s what we at BeMyApp call the “Top 200” hackathon, whereby the upper management from a large company come together from around the world to develop a digital solution and, in doing so, gain a…

Is there life in a post-Unicorn universe?

Jun 3, 2018 by John Karp

Dreaming of creating your own unicorn venture is like dreaming of leaving your humble home in the midwest to hit the Hollywood big time. It’s so rare as to be crazy to pursue it. Sure, it happens, but for every movie star, there are millions who will…

Don’t organize a hackathon if you don’t know why you’re doing it

Apr 30, 2018 by John Karp

A lot of people think of a hackathon as a magic blanket solution that’s guaranteed to elevate your technology or teams to new heights. As one of the founding partners of BeMyApp, I always present a one-day workshop to guide executives in defining the…

The Ipsen accelerator wants to be the building block of a long-term digital strategy

Dec 9, 2017 by April Smallwood

More than just a weekend competition, the "NET Patient Accelerator" by Ipsen provides long-term support to 4 digital projects and is part of a global digital strategy of the pharmaceutical group. The Ipsen operation started the same way traditional hackathons…

Infographic: Worldwide Hackathon Figures in 2016

Jun 4, 2017 by Pierre-Jean (PJ) Quenardel

More than 200,000 people took part in hackathons last year, across 100+ countries. Their efforts bore 13K prototypes and new connections among tech professionals and non-technical staff. Needless to say, the hackathon is a cross-industry trend that cannot…