Coder Dictionary

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  • Coder’s Vacation – [kohd]-er’s [vey-keyshuhn, vuh-] – A form of vacation, except that the individual taking the vacation is a coder and participates in coder activities. Such as hackathons, pair coding, maker development, physical computing, learning or reading about new software development technologies or otherwise spends their time on the vacation.
  • Hackathon –  (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.[1] Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week in length. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.  [Definition from Wikipedia]
  • Phat Data – [fat] this is synonymous with the term big data. It is used to describe big data, but also to mock the nefarious lack of explanation of definable characteristics of big data.
  • Conference Seal of Approval – this required a page dedicated to the definition and criteria, see here.

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