How do you participate in Hackathon?
First Hackathon? Here Are 6 Things You Need To Know
- Know Your Goals. There are so many good ways to use a hackathon.
- Build a Team. You’ll have more control over your experience at the hackathon if you come in with a team pre-formed.
- Choose Your Project. Some hackathons have a theme, others are more open-ended.
- It Takes a Week to Prepare (at least!)
- Take Care.
How do you approach a hackathon?
Here are the goals I keep in mind:
- Strengthen the community that the hackathon is for.
- Be welcoming to newcomers to the community.
- Provide an opportunity for participants to learn something new.
- Provide a space and a time for participants to make headway on problems they are interested in.
What should I learn for hackathon?
Here are our 6 tips for preparing for your first hackathon:
- Know what you want to accomplish and why. This applies to more than just hackathons – before starting anything, it’s important to set goals for yourself.
- Research the topic and theme before going.
- Assemble your squad.
- Hype people up.
- Be prepared.
- Don’t be a jerk.
Why is it called Hackathon?
The word “hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon”, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory programming, not its alternate meaning as a reference to breaching computer security.
How do I conduct a hackathon online?
- Build your Online Hackathon Website and Registration Form.
- Set up an effective outreach campaign.
- Online meetings via webinars.
- Select the best ideas and announce the teams.
- Milestones, technical support and project submission.
- Judging period.
- Winners announcement.
- Important tips.
How do I use Devpost?
- Sign into your Devpost account and hover over your profile image in the top right corner.
- On the next page you can view all the hackathons you have created.
- Once you enter the name of your hackathon and the date you want hackers to start submitting click “Create my draft hackathon”.