Hackathons are going mainstream. Just last year, more than 3,400 hackathons took place around the world, with the U.S. hosting the majority of these non-stop, 24- to 48-hour coding and engineering sprints. While tech giants such as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon have been hosting hackathons for years, recently there’s been an uptick in participation by corporate heavyweights such as Ford Motor Company, Proctor & Gamble, Capital One and Goldman Sachs. More than 200,000 professionals and students took part in hackathons last year, and intense development at these events resulted in the creation of about 13,000 new product prototypes. Across diverse industries, hackathons are redefining the way companies drive new ideas and solutions for customers.