ProtoHack is the first “code-free” hackathon for designers and business people.
ProtoHack exists to show “non-coders” that they too can create something amazing from nothing.
We want to empower you with the tools, knowledge and community to help you bring your idea to life and communicate it visually through prototyping.
How Does it Work?
No coding is required. Instead you will leverage prototyping tools, drag and drop editors, mockups, wireframes and anything else you can think of to VISUALLY demo your idea on stage. (We’ve put together the best tools for non-coders, so don’t fret if you’ve never prototyped.)
Although we encourage you to try some prototyping tools prior to attending ProtoHack, we will begin ProtoHack with optional educational workshops on how to use some of the top prototyping tools.
You can choose to prototype alone or form a team with other participants and decide on an idea together. Teams can be up to 4 people. You will have 9 hours to produce a prototype.
At the end, you or your team will present on stage to a panel of judges consisting of developers and investors to get feedback on the technical challenges of building your idea and to see if its fundable.
What Will I Take away From the Experience?
ProtoHack will be an intense 12 hour experience where you will build a prototype that communicates an idea visually.
You will learn how to effectively use industry leading tools to put together a robust prototype.
You will meet other like-minded people with various backgrounds in design, business, marketing, product management and more who are all excited and passionate about building something.
You will have an opportunity to present your team’s prototype on stage to a panel of judges consisting of smart technical developers and investors who will give you feedback.
You will have an opportunity to win ProtoHack.
We will also invite developers who are looking for new projects, to come and watch the presentations so they have a no-pressure opportunity to contact you if they’re interested in helping you actually code your prototype.