I'm new to QA, and within the first few weeks of starting my position, the developer team held a hackathon day.
I love the idea of hackathons, but me and my team just carried on doing day-to-day tasks, none of which were crucial. I had the feeling that the consensus was that QA team didn't really have a place at the table, so to speak.
I base this on the fact none of our team really interact with the developers on a code level. There is no paired working time, or anything like that, which I've read is a good way to speed up the development of working code. Seeing as the QA team have no code experience, it could potentially have a negative effect, what with the explanations the developers would have to do, and the odds of a QA person spotting a complex bug in the code are slim.
Rambling aside, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience QA'ing in a hackathon day?
What was your role? Did it go well?