Most of them are about writing code on computers. But this one? It's about hot glue guns, cardboard boxes, and little wires. They're calling it a Makeathon.
"There are so many hackathons out there that you know, I can't even keep them straight anymore," said Dylan Tweney, VentureBeat executive editor. "So we thought we'd do a little twist on this and make it hardware oriented."
It's a part of DevBeat, an inaugural developer conference by tech website VentureBeat. Imaginations there were running wild.