WHAT IT IS
According to Wikipedia, the homeopathic medicine Hackathon “is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate”.
Hackathon is a complex homeopathic medicine, consisting of the association of different substances with synergistic action ranging from Open Innovation to Co-design and the programming of software, applications or digital services (not always present among the components). It usually contains low dilutions of each component (in some cases almost infinitesimal).
WHY IS IT USED
Hackathon is certainly not a new medicine but has been particularly used in recent years with the hypothetical objective of involving, creating participation in and extending the design of digital services and applications to a wide audience. Often abused by Public Administrations interested in acquiring the trademark of “innovative PA”, Hackathon can (provided taken in the right dose and with great conviction) offer benefits related to open innovation.
WHEN TO BE USED
Hackathon can always be used, in any context and place, on any subject (even if not technically prepared to contribute in concrete terms), at any time (even the least appropriate) given that it may produce no more than a placebo effect which, however, lasts no more than the time of a press release. It is not usually harmful (if not for the unnecessary use of time necessary for its administration).
WHAT CAN CHANGE THE EFFECT OF THE MEDICINE
The effect of the drug can be modified, reducing its effectiveness until it is canceled, in the case of unidentified symptoms or unrecognized pathologies, failure to comply with the indications of the therapeutic plan, too low concentrations of highly diluted active ingredients.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE
Like all homeopathic medicines, given that Hackathon is based on the concept of dilution that allows an increase in its effectiveness, it can be taken with medium-low dilution in the case of acute pathology, such as for example the compelling need to open to participation by communicating its “being innovative”.
When and for how long
Hackathon can be taken at any time of day or night, but in order to have a greater impact (and to generate a beneficial placebo effect) it is advisable to take it at night (better if accompanied by beer).
The homeopathic medicine can be taken for at least 24 hours up to a maximum of 3-4 days. The cure can be repeated for long periods.
Hackathon must be diluted in the doses recommended by the expert organizer on duty, to then be dynamized (agitated after dilution to enhance its effectiveness) through appropriate communication activities that spread the results, increasing the positive effects.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE TAKEN AN OVERDOSE
In the case of overdose of medicine it is advisable to contact a specialist psychologist who investigates the causes of such abuse.
Gastritis, irritability, strong stomach acidity in people who do not believe in the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines. However, states of excitement, including in manic forms, have been recorded in people convinced of the potentiality of the drug. The real risk, in terms of side effects, is that it produces concrete results when taken by administrations which – instead – rely only on its placebo effect.
Sonia Montegiove – Stefano Epifani