How To Rock Your First Hackathon is tonight!

From: Adria R.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:26 AM


In case you haven't RSVP'd yet, there are still a few spots open for tonight's workshop!

How To Rock Your First Hackathon

Have you ever thought about going to a hackathon but weren't sure where to start?  Hackathons are awesome. But...they can also be intimidating.  Like any event, the more prepared you are, the more likely you are to succeed.

In this workshop, we'll guide you through the hackathon experience and help you become familiar with the tools and techniques that will help you be prepared for your first hackathon.  After the workshop, we'll answer any questions you'll have, and will help you install the tools that help you save time and sanity while hacking.

  • How do you come up with an idea?

  • What should you say in your pitch?

  • How can you build a working demo app in a weekend?

No prior technical or programming experience necessary.  All experience levels welcome.


6:30pm - 7pm Arrive, check in, Network

7pm - 8pm Workshop

8pm - 8:30pm QnA, install tools and app


  • Networking - How to connect before, during and after the hackathon.

  • Pitching - How to present your app idea and build a killer team.

  • Tools - Text editors, sharing files, github, wireframes, customer development, Heroku, mobile development

  • Demos - How to present your demo

If you're thinking of going to Everyone Hacks (January 18th - 20th, 2013), then definitely join us for this workshop!  If you're looking to get into programming, design or website development, this workshop will help you be prepared for a future hackathon as well as help you become familiar with tools and apps used by developers (and there are a ton in SF), so come either way!

If you've rocked a hackathon before and want to share your experience, we'd love to hear about it, so please send us a message.



Our Sponsors

  • HackReactor

    A great space for our workshops.

  • Edmodo

    A great space for weekend workshops.

  • Hackbright Academy

    Events hosting

  • DevBootCamp

    A great space for our workshops and PairUps.

  • Twilio

    For the super space and snacks.


    A great space for our workshops.

  • Udacity

    A great space in south bay.

  • Heroku

    Scholarships for our students.

  • Yammer

    For the great location for our workshops.

  • Mixamo

    A great space for our workshops.

  • Macy's

    For a great space for our workshops.

  • Zillow

    A great space for our workshops.

  • Disqus

    Scholarships for our students.

  • StartupHouse

    A space for workshops.

  • Mozilla

    A hack space and snacks.

  • Yelp

    Food and dinner!

  • New Relic

    A great space and helpful TAs.

  • Facebook

    A south bay location and yummy food.

  • SauceLabs

    A space and teachers.

  • Square

    A great space for our weekend workshop.

  • Adobe

    A fantastic space for our workshops.

  • OkCupidLabs

    Scholarships for our students

  • HearsaySocial

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  • FourSquare

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