A few weeks ago, Viget hosted a Pointless Weekend. A “Pointless Weekend” is more or less a Viget-only hackathon. Those who want to participate gather together, brainstorm and select an idea on Thursday, and then spend Friday and Saturday making that idea happen.
Hackathons are pretty common these days and, if you’ve ever attended one, you know they are typically full of developers (front-end and back-end) and designers. Everybody involved is actively participating in the project and making sure it launches. Project Managers (PMs), on the other hand, are usually not found at hackathons which, if nothing else, is a shame for the PMs themselves.