The Matrix made hackers cool while The Big Bang Theory made neurotic scientists slightly less weird. And now, it’s the coders’ turn, with the rise of the ‘Hackathon’. One guy wants it to go big – so big it’ll be the “sporting” event of the year for tech nerds everywhere. And it could help local businesses find the nerds they need.
Virtually every aspect of our lives is impacted by the technology of the digital age, but there simply aren’t enough people being taught how to code to fulfil the demand. Font’s Clinton Ulyatt thinks it’s time that changed so he doesn’t have to deal with as many ‘underwater basket weavers’.