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Air Force holds first hackathon

By Senior Airman Michelle Patten
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

You’re probably familiar with a marathon, a 26.2-mile running race, but have you heard of a hackathon? More of a mental race, a hackathon is dedicated to tech-savvy computer programmers and other software developers who work intensively on software projects.

It may sound like a room full of geeks staring intensely at glowing computer screens, but these hackers were not breaking into protected computer systems. Instead, the term hacker refers to individuals finding creative solutions to problems.
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