So you’ve heard that we’re hosting our third annual Hackathon, but still aren’t quite sure what it’s about. We’ve found a few articles and blogs that’ll give you the full rundown!
Firstly… what is a Hackathon?
According to Wikipedia (you know, a totally legit source), “A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal of a hackathon is to create usable software with the goal of creating a functioning product by the end of the event.”
…. but why should you participate?
Because you’ll have some very cool experience to add to your resume, you could win some big bucks $$$ and heaps of other reasons. If you’re not convinced, check out this blog about 5 reasons to participate in a Hackathon.
…. but you’re not a ‘techy’, why would you want to go to a Hackathon?
If you’re specialty isn’t coding, what is? Focus on what you’re passionate about or what you know. Your team will need to pitch your idea, develop a presentation, sell the product. Get customer feedback and test it. Design it, source images. The list is endless. Check out how to succeed at a Hackathon even if you can’t code.
…you know you want to
But, don’t just take it from us, check out what life is like from two serial professional Hackathoners is life as they share their secrets to Hackathon success!
So right about now you’re feeling a flutter in your stomach and getting a bit turned on by the idea, you could totally do this! Read all the info and register now as an individual or a group!