What happens: It’s good to talk. But increasingly, conference organisers recognise that their delegates want to do – and come away feeling that they’ve planned, designed or even built something they can actually use. That’s when a hack can really bring the mission of a conference to life, and can also help to resolve problems or challenges by exploring the subject in a different, more collaborative way.
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From our experience, developers would not expect to be paid when contributing to a hack at an event with a predominantly developer audience. At an event that developers would not usually attend – the National Association of Cidermakers, say – a hack is an imaginative and dynamic way of tackling problems or highlighting areas of interest, but developers should be paid, particularly where their valuable ideas and hard work are contributing to a commercial organisation.