I am tired of all this fluff. I really need something more meaningful.

Which Programming Languages Get Used Most At Hackathons?



Picking a programming language to learn can be a stressful task. The trendy language at any given time isn’t necessarily one that anyone will care about in a year, much less the one that’ll get you the best gigs.

It’s interesting, then, to see what language programmers turn to when they’ve got their pick of the litter — when they’re coding not with some bosses’ wishes in mind, but when they’re just cracking away at a project for the hell of it.

Like, say, at a hackathon.

This morning, ChallengePost — a tool that acts as the backend infrastructure for a pretty good chunk of the hackathons that go down (including the ones we host before each TechCrunch Disrupt) — changed their name to Devpost. In celebration of the new name, they’ve released a big ol’ data dump of a bunch of stuff they’ve learned over the past year.


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Seen: Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

today I saw on the bus, someone reading the book Through the Arc of the Rain Forest by Karen Tei Yamashita

Seen: Die Trying

today I saw someone carrying the book on the bus, Die Trying by Lee Child

Seen: Blasphemy 

Today I saw on the bus, someone reading Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

Seen: The Dragon Reborn

Today I also saw on the bus, The Dragon Reborn. This was the first edition cover.

Seen: Homage to Catalonia 

today I saw on the bus, Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell