A hackfest (or hackathon) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects according to Wikipedia.
At Mahara Hui, the hackfest is a chance for developers, developers-to-be and Mahara enthusiasts to get together to:
work on new features
brainstorm feature enhancements
learn how to test new features in Mahara
get started with translating Mahara into other languages
Normally, participants bring their own computers, but we will have computers available for the day as well.