This is finally fixed in Xcode 7.
Another option would be to make a Hackintosh, actually; if you have a sufficiently powerful spare machine; this would also need the OS software, so virtualizing is probably just as easy.
I bet if you looked at winning hacks the Android skew would be much less defined (as winning hacks are usually developed by people who learn outside of class and have prior experience with the platform).
78% of the current smartphone market is Android, 18% is iOS.  (4.3:1 in favor of Android)
According to the article, 38% of hackathon devs are interested in Android dev, and 22% are interested in iOS Dev. (1.72:1 in favor of Android)
From this perspective, desire to develop for iOS is MUCH higher than market representation, meaning that (as I read the numbers) comparatively, Android appears to be the weaker choice -- and that amongst hackathon developers, iOS is far over-represented compared to the market as a whole, as I assume most at these events use their own devices.
Plus, Braintree / Venmo are frequent sponsors.
+1 to ChallengePost/DevPost for sharing all this.
I'm also glad to see PHP high on the list. Good to know it isn't going anywhere anytime soon, especially with all the work FB is putting into it.
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Also, I don't see percentages anywhere. For all we know by the time it's down to Lua it could be something like 0.5% of all projects.
My favorite article on MongoDB: http://nyeggen.com/post/2013-10-18-the-genius-and-folly-of-m...
It's popular for a few reasons
- insanely easy to set up with hosted providers, many of which market at hackathons
- mongodb markets at a lot of hackathons
- many hackathon projects prefer fast-to-write above all else
- schemaless is perfect for an environment where iterating quickly is a must and you don't really care about migrating data
- works well with node through mongoose, and node is also popular on the hackathon circuit
I don't think it'd be exactly productive if only the most technically capable people felt like they could even start to enter the industry.
Interestingly enough though, college hackathons are the only hackathons I've seen actually reward implementation over concept and the actual technical work done by teams over future potential.
The "extra" programming languages may not share the cause with that phenomenon.
1. The Major League Hacking hardware lab is HUGE for hardware companies. Top 5 have all been there since day zero. New additional are all rising. http://mlh.io/hardware-lab
2. In every API category, the companies with the best developer relations programs are in the top 3 performers, usually #1 and #2.
3. There are big opportunities for companies in the Geo, Music, Database, and Game Engine spaces to win with student hackers.
4. Now is a great time to be in developer event marketing. We're heading for a data revolution no other event marketing industry has.
5. Node.js IS actually the one true dev language (JK)