A hackathon is essentially a type of collaborative or competitive event for computer programmers and others working in the computer sector.

The actual nature of the hackathon can vary, but it tends to focus on the completion of a certain objective that is usually specified beforehand.

Despite its name, a hackathon does not necessarily involve "hacking" in the sense of breaching computer security systems.

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Orthodox women's hackathon offers solutions for the elderly, abuse victims

First place in the hackathon was won by a team who designed technology that uses vision tech to detect when an elderly person falls.

Over 2,500 Israeli students take part in social problems hackathon

Out of the 2,500 students from across Israel who participated in the competition, 10 initiatives proceeded to the final round of the hackathon

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Hackers hit the web in Cyber 2.0 competition

Previous challengers have struggled to succeed in the competition.

Predictive Hebrew learning created by immigrants wins Jerusalem Hackathon

The hackathon was held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Haredi developers take part in coronavirus-focused hackathon in Bnei Brak, Nov. 2020

Haredi developers join battle against COVID-19 in Bnei Brak hackathon

"Particularly because we were so deeply affected by the virus, we were determined to recruit our greatest minds to gather and fight this life-threatening illness on the front lines."

Idan Hanegev hosts Hackathon for the Negev Bedouin Community

The StartUp Negev technological accelerator held a hackathon to train the next generation of technology entrepreneurs in the Negev Bedouin community.

Winning team of JCT Women's Hackathon 2020

JCT's 44-hour Women's Hackathon produces innovative coronavirus solutions

Participants, who worked together virtually, were sent decorated boxes with t-shirts, coffee mugs, water bottles and so on so as to keep them in the hackathon mindset, despite working from afar.

Lily Ben Ami, domestic abuse victim Michal Sela's sister, hosts a hackathon to combat domestic viole

Facebook official lauds Israeli domestic violence hackathon efforts

The hackathon winner was HearMe, an anonymous reporting platform which allows those in distress to contact local authorities with real-time recording and questioning.

Jerusalem kids tackle lockdown challenges in ‘corona-hackathon’

PICO Kids works in over 60 schools across Israel’s capital, serving communities with a diverse religious and cultural background with the support of about 100 mentors as well as many volunteers.

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Coronavirus hackathon offers innovative solutions to harsh restrictions

Remote work, fake news and the education system are just a few key issues participants were asked to face in a hackathon to deal with coronavirus challenges.

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