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Fueled by snacks, energy drinks, and diet soda, students from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University develop ideas for an augmented reality app during a hackathon in Santa Clara, Calif., on July 27, 2018. Hackathons, an important part of the tech industry eco-system, are events where software developers and other individuals involved in technology development come together to collaborate on teams and create something in a set period of time, often competing for prizes.

Fueled by snacks, energy drinks, and diet soda, students from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University develop ideas for an augmented reality app during a hackathon in Santa Clara, Calif., on July 27, 2018. Hackathons, an important part of the tech industry eco-system, are events where software developers and other individuals involved in technology development come together to collaborate on teams and create something in a set period of time, often competing for prizes.