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Hackathon

A hackathon is an intensive, often software-centric, ideation, prototyping and presentation challenge on known or unknown problems or opportunities.

It is a design sprint-li...

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How to setup and run a successful hackathon

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  • Hackathons generate actionable ideas, strategic product concepts and process improvements.
  • Internal hackathons –organized within a company — provide a great way to inspire te...

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The Importance Of The Award

The most important though from a developer’s point of view is resources and sponsorship to drive the product/idea to the next stage. This could be the most inspiring award of all — the winne...

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The Hackathon’s ‘Run Time’

This is where teams work intensively to align their ideas, define the ‘product’, execute, review, iterate; the most exciting and creative part of the hackathon where employees forget their f...

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  • Announce the hackathon with clear messages and strong sponsorship from the leadership.
  • Frequently and consistently communicate updates on the timeline of the event, the n...

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A Hackathon’s Lead Time

Lead time is a preparation phase, from the announcement of the event to the actual ‘hack-time’. This is about communicating the event to the employees, attracting attention and enabling form...

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Success Criteria For A Hackathon
  1. Participation rate: The target should be set after analyzing similar events within the same corporation and consider things like timing and focus.
  2. Volume of Ideas.

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Setting The Objectives Of A Hackathon

The main objective is to generate high-value actionable business ideas and product concepts. But a hackathon should also boost the innovation culture and further establish the idea-sharing, ...

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  1. Date, duration, lead time and venues: lead time is especially important in order to allow participants to prepare by discussing ideas, teams and collaboration scenarios.
  2. Part...

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