To help get people familiar with the idea of a hackathon we will be doing a mini-hack, essentially meaning instead of it being a weekend long event it will be for a couple of hours! It's a great way to really get to know your community and possibly find that dream team.
Is it even possible to build something in that time?
You better believe it is! In fact if you are able to build an amazing prototype in 6 hours imagine what you could do at the next weekend long event.
What will I need?
You will need to bring a laptop, computer or something to work on.
Who is this event for?
If you are a coder, designer, business guy, or just curious in the whole process all are welcome! But remember no matter what everyone must present something at the end!
But I want to build the next facebook!
That's cool... But don't come into this thinking you can do that. The point of these short hacks is to get you used to the idea of iterating fast and learning how to work in a team under pressure. And best of all to come up with new ideas! But we want you to come out of the event thinking you can build the next facebook :-D
Can I pitch an idea?
Of course you can :-D You will have 3 minutes to do your pitch and no more!
What is the schedule?
1:00pm-2:00pm quick intro/tips & tricks/pitches/team breaking
2:00pm-7:45pm hack away
7:45pm-8:00pm clean up
What are the rules?
1. No working on existing projects
2. No leaving your team mid-way through the hack
3. Must start from scratch, using existing open-source frameworks okay
Look forward to seeing what everyone will make :-D