Infographic: Worldwide Hackathon Figures in 2016

Laudet, Dave

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 be ignored – we should know, they're our specialty. However, up until now, no statistics have existed to quantify these collaborative three-day codefests. And so, we took the data from our platform to show you what these events looked like in 2016, plus offer a few insights into how this trend is predicted to look moving forward.