mentioned this article yesterday in a hangout and even though it was posted a while back I thought it was worthwhile posting again. Looking back at some of the shares from early March, some thought of this as an attack on Hackathons, I disagree. The title oversimplify's +Jake Porway
message: Hackathons have the potential to be great jumpstarts to finding creative solutions to problems, but if the problem isn't well defined, it ends up being a waste of everyone's time. This lesson isn't limited to data science. Education, software development, marketing, healthcare, the list is long. It doesn't matter how many programmers, UX Designers, etc. you throw at a problem, if you haven't spent time defining the problem.