NewHaven++ (“New Haven Plus Plus”) is a day-long hackathon that will focus on improving New Haven. People like you will work together to creatively solve some of New Haven’s biggest and smallest problems. Both developers and non-developers are needed to make this event a success.
This event is being hosted by the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute’s Tech Bootcamp, a program that teaches full-stack web development to 30 entrepreneurial Yale students. Most of the YEI Tech Bootcamp students will be attending this Hackathon, but we hope to be greatly outnumbered by developers, designers, and innovators from the community.
• the opportunity to work with others to create something valuable
• a chance to meet other developers, entrepreneurs, and designers
• No admission fee
• Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• The chance to win prizes
All are welcome, regardless of skill level!
Developers aren’t the only people who get a lot out of a hackathon. A hackathon like this really thrives if it has diverse teams and many complementary skillsets. See below for a list of potential non-developer roles.
A team might consist of the following roles (adapted from HackforWesternMass):
• Project manager: we’re only working for one day, so it’s critical to keep the team on track
• Documenter/scribe: it’s also critical for teams to document the decisions they make throughout the day and to document their solution so people can use it
• Presentation preparer: each team will have a chance to show off its work, so someone will need to get ready (slides? screenshots? the daring live demo?)
• Designer: someone who can make the project look good and create a great user experience
• Problem solver: every great team has someone who can see the big picture, solve problems, and get people unstuck
• Social media maven and blogger: share your work and projects on social media / a blog, so others can see what we’re up to!
• Developer: creates the actual project
8:30am - Breakfast and meet and greet
9:00am - Kickoff (introductions, team formation)
10:00am - Teams are formed, coding begins
12:00pm - Lunch (teams can break as they please)
4:45pm - Wrap up coding, prepare presentations
5:00-6:00pm - Presentations of projects to audience + judges
6:00pm - Dinner, judges deliberate
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Presentation of prizes, wrap up
Volunteers and sponsors needed! Please email [masked] if you think you might be able to lend a hand :)