Hackathons are meetings or events where people with competences and
knowhow participate, with the purpose of collaborating and projecting solutions
together. Hackathon may have different finialities,in several fields, and it can
last a day or an entire week.
Hackathon is made up of three main stages:
- Throw down a challenge. The topic is presented to the participant, along
with its final goal and timing.
- Start working in team. Participants discuss and brainstorm ideas, and,
also, organize their work
- Presentation of the final project or pitch.
Besides, there are other activities, such as:
Team building to get acquainted with the participants, building the teams,
working on motivation.
Short training speech on the topic launched by the expert, approximate length
10-15 min, to be carried out during the hackathon.
Constant work of coaches and mentors (experts in the field who attend the
event and support the teams, listening to them, giving advices or correcting
At the end of the hackathon a panel will assess the works by rewarding the
most deserving. Trainers will focus on the organization of this complex event,
programming the activities, managing a budget, coping with several
stakeholders during the events.
So, this method requests specific contents but also competence in organizing
Ideas about hackathon in comparison.
Trainers, divided in teams, will design a hackathon, starting from the name of the event to the communication of it, presenting timelines and budget.
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