Hackathon Best Practices That Will Give You That Competitive Edge
Since 2010, we have hosted over 85+ hackathons in cities around the globe. These events provide attendees the opportunity to network with like-minded developers and entrepreneurs from the local community, form teams around these similar interests and, best of all, build prototypes for ideas that are of collective interest! At our hackathons, you’ll also find technology sponsors that provide nifty prizes for leveraging their APIs, swag, and mentorship.
While hackathons are intense, fast paced, and a bit crazy they are a great place to meet people, network, and learn new skills FAST. Not sure where to get started? We’ve created a list of Hackathon Best Practices to get you up to speed. Once you read through them, you’ll see that it all comes down to some creativity and a little bit of courage to try something new. Think about how you can apply these tips at the next hackathon you attend. If you follow some of these best practices and the advice of some more veteran hackathon goers you could be the next winner. Perhaps, your team might even win the 25k top prize at the upcoming AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon in Las Vegas, January 3-4, 2014.
It’s exciting, fast paced and overwhelming, but a hackathon produces some really awesome after effects that lead the tech industry into some of its better trends. Let these tips be your starting point, attend a hackathon, watch the veteran hackers, and go from there. If you are interested in attending an upcoming hackathon, there are still a few AT&T Hackathons left this year that you can check out. They all lead up to our annual AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon (right before CES). You never know, you might walk away with some great prizes or a prototype for a million dollar idea.
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