Teammates make final adjustments to their robot at Makeblock’s makeathon in Shenzhen, China, Photo: Coco Liu

All work, some play: how hackathons are transforming China’s tech industry

Makeblock and other start-ups are using creative get-togethers not only to discover promising new tech, but to break free from the kind of stuffy, top-down traditional corporate culture that holds back progress

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Teammates make final adjustments to their robot at Makeblock’s makeathon in Shenzhen, China, Photo: Coco Liu
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