Top Reasons to Participate:
- Have fun with friends and meet new people
- Build your resume and expand your professional network - companies want to hire innovators
- Make an impact by helping to solve real-world problems!
The Hackathon gave me a chance to apply my skill set in my major to an entirely different field of work, and I learned a lot from the process.
Participant, Kane Company Hackathon
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon/ideathon is any event where people come together to creatively solve problems. The goals of a hackathon/ideathon are to strengthen the community that the hackathon is for, be welcoming to all knowledge levels and backgrounds, provide an opportunity for participants to learn something new, and provide a space and a time for participants to make headway on problems in which they are interested. (Joshua Tauberer, Hackathon.Guide)
PAST HACKATHON WINNERS
past winning teams are interdisciplinary
(two or more colleges)
HACKATHON TIP FROM WINNING TEAMS:
Interdisciplinary teams with students from a variety of colleges and majors consistently score highest at Hackathons!
Diverse backgrounds make stronger teams, so mix it up and join a team with students from two or more colleges to broaden your skillset and increase your chances of winning.