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Media publishers XO Group hosted Hack Upon a Cause in New York last weekend. ProgrammableWeb spoke with the organizers about how to manage a hackathon aimed at solving real world problems, and checked in with the FullStack Academy winners who learned to code at a bootcamp just four weeks prior to the event.
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