It’s a fun event where software coders, developers, designers and people with an interest in making digital things all come to spend time together and make something. Usually they’re timed events and people will work through the night for their hobby.
That something they make coiuld be anything like a game, a new app, a piece of software or even a website. It won’t be a finished product, but its fun exercising your creative skills for good or a just for a release from work.
Usually the hack events are given a theme, for example the game hack could be “Ninja”, or the environment hack is to use their new data.
The weekends, day or week are usually quite intense and people a well fed with pizza, chocolate and tea.