Hackathons are the best places to present your ideas, network with great developers, get investors for your startups, learn from teams, get money for your brilliant ideas and a lot more !
These are a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development collaborate intensively on software projects.
5 easy to follow tips for winning hackathon
1) Think Of an Amazing Idea
The very first thing is , you should have a brilliant idea for any real world problem . In some of the hackathons, themes and problem statements are pre-provided but many a times you need to come up with your own problem statement and it’s solution.
2) Plan to win
Be clear on your motive for attending the hackathon. Plan and prepare for the hackathon in advance. Set up any templates, Github repositories, and components that can help build prototypes faster.
3) Prepare with team
It takes a team effort to implement ideas. When team members have good chemistry, it is easier to work under pressure and build something cool, really fast.While forming the team, look for the skills that you need for building the prototype. A good team has people from diverse domains and backgrounds like designing, frontend development, backend development, business development, etc.
4) Know your audience
Get to know your judges, vendors, and sponsors better. Find out who they are, their evaluation criteria, and the past winners of hackathons. Customize your submission and final presentation accordingly.
5) Choose the right approach
Prioritize on creating a fully functional frontend product experience. Setting up the backend takes up a lot of time that, you cannot afford to lose at a hackathon.
Originally published at https://blog.codingblocks.com on January 4, 2020.