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Comedy Hackathon was a non-profit technology event that took place between August 28-29, 2015. Inspired by Cultivated Wit’s Comedy Hack Day (which, unfortunately, has yet to make a return since 2016), it brought designers, developers and entrepreneurs together with comedians. Their only goal? To create funny apps, games, websites, etc in 36 hours.
About 200 people registered to attend the event, of which 100 were chosen to take part in it. Participants came from all age groups and occupations, from teenagers to high tech veterans.
Several professional comedians were invited to serve as mentors. These included some of Israel’s most prolific TV and internet stars, such as Alon Neuman, Assaf Harel, Nice Guy Hochman and more.
The event was met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction from its participants, and even received coverage on Ha’aretz’s tech column.
While there are plans to revive the Comedy Hackathon and host it once more, the project is on hold.