1. Hack to the Future
2. It’s Hackathon time.
[...] an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development,
including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on
Hackathons typically last between a day and a week. Some hackathons are intended simply for
educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software.
Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the
operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the
In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created..
5. Not this:
6. We had a Hackathon last year.
7. Success! But we always
More teams, more ideas,
more flexibility, more Pizza.
8. Let’s do it again
Bigger. Better. More open-ended.
9. ‘Hands off’ approach
a.k.a. You call the shots.
10. The agreement is simple.
● We provide the Food (and the venue)
● You do what you want*
12. What you want*
● You come up with an idea
● You recruit a like-minded team
to make it happen
● You decide when & how often you meet
● We’ll provide the food (and the venue)
● You make your ideas happen
13. We suggest* you
● Set some goals for your Hackathon
● Set a timescale
● Don’t plan everything up front - have some
● Do something you find enjoyable
● Present the results of your Hackathon
back to the company
14. Most of all...
We want Hackathons to be
an enjoyable ‘team building’ experience.
15. Most of all...
We’d love you to develop the next big thing,
or if you built something useful to ‘the company’,
but this is more an opportunity for you
and your own Continual Professional Development.