Difference between revisions of "How To Run A Stupid Hackathon"

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* Make a facebook event
 
* Make a facebook event
 
* Make sure it's out on Noisebridge social media
 
* Make sure it's out on Noisebridge social media
* See if someone is available to help record the demos (For Stupid Hackathon 4 we had the amazing Jeremy Rollinson do a live stream for Noisebride YouTube)
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* See if someone is available to help record the demos (For Stupid Hackathon 4 we had the amazing Jeremy Rollinson do a live stream for Noisebridge YouTube)
 
* Tell people what Noisebridge is about at the beginning
 
* Tell people what Noisebridge is about at the beginning
 
* Provide an opportunity for people to share their ideas so that they can form teams
 
* Provide an opportunity for people to share their ideas so that they can form teams
 
* Make a Google form or similar for participants to submit their projects (and ask if they're OK to have their demo recorded)
 
* Make a Google form or similar for participants to submit their projects (and ask if they're OK to have their demo recorded)
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NICE TO HAVE BUT NOT REQUIRED
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* Outreach to local groups that might be interested
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* Volunteer photographer for the demos
  
 
DON'T
 
DON'T

Revision as of 15:53, 25 October 2019

Here's a checklist

DO

  • Make a meetup.com event
  • Make a facebook event
  • Make sure it's out on Noisebridge social media
  • See if someone is available to help record the demos (For Stupid Hackathon 4 we had the amazing Jeremy Rollinson do a live stream for Noisebridge YouTube)
  • Tell people what Noisebridge is about at the beginning
  • Provide an opportunity for people to share their ideas so that they can form teams
  • Make a Google form or similar for participants to submit their projects (and ask if they're OK to have their demo recorded)

NICE TO HAVE BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Outreach to local groups that might be interested
  • Volunteer photographer for the demos

DON'T

  • Get catered food, or that much food at all (except coffee, people like coffee). Participants tend to prefer to get their own food.
  • Schedule the hackathon at the same time as Godwaffle Noise Pancakes
  • Stress about running the hackathon. It's a stupid hackathon

PAST SPONSORS

  • Contentful, sponsor of coffee and Saturday dinner for SF SSNONATI Hackathon 6, where Amelia Winger-Bearskin (OG founder of stupid hackathon) is a dev evangelist