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@adriarichards                          Developer EvangelistTuesday, January 15, 13
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SendGrid CustomersTuesday, January 15, 13
How SendGrid Works          Sender’s Outbox                                           Recipient’s Inbox                   ...
Today you will learn                  • How to prepare                  • How to participate                  • How to fol...
What Are Hackathons?Tuesday, January 15, 13
Benefits of hackathons                   • Exposure to new people, tools, ideas                   • Work opportunities     ...
NetworkingTuesday, January 15, 13
PitchingTuesday, January 15, 13
ToolsTuesday, January 15, 13
Tools              Text Editors            Mobile dev                      Wireframe         Web Design            File sh...
DemosTuesday, January 15, 13
Everyone Hacks                          January 18th - 20th, 2013                              San Francisco, CATuesday, J...
Sponsored by                                  HP                                 PG&E                                 Trop...
Prize                Best use of SendGrid API Sphero robotic balls and 6months of SendGrid Silver planTuesday, January 15,...
QnA + Tool Installs                          Still have questions?                          email adria.richards@sendgrid....
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How To Rock Your First Hackathon

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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.

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How To Rock Your First Hackathon

  1. 1. How To Rock Your First Hackathon Girl Develop IT San Francisco Instructor Adria RichardsTuesday, January 15, 13
  2. 2. Did you like that slide or this next one better?Tuesday, January 15, 13
  3. 3. How To Rock Your First HackathonTuesday, January 15, 13
  4. 4. Ok, the first thing we need to address is the gender disparity at hackathonsTuesday, January 15, 13
  5. 5. @adriarichards Developer EvangelistTuesday, January 15, 13
  6. 6. Tuesday, January 15, 13
  7. 7. Tuesday, January 15, 13
  8. 8. SendGrid CustomersTuesday, January 15, 13
  9. 9. How SendGrid Works Sender’s Outbox Recipient’s Inbox The Internet Sender’s Mail Server (MTA) Anti-Spam Filter Recipient’s Mail Server (MTA)Tuesday, January 15, 13
  10. 10. Today you will learn • How to prepare • How to participate • How to followup • How to make the most of your experienceTuesday, January 15, 13
  11. 11. What Are Hackathons?Tuesday, January 15, 13
  12. 12. Benefits of hackathons • Exposure to new people, tools, ideas • Work opportunities • New friends • Winning!Tuesday, January 15, 13
  13. 13. NetworkingTuesday, January 15, 13
  14. 14. PitchingTuesday, January 15, 13
  15. 15. ToolsTuesday, January 15, 13
  16. 16. Tools Text Editors Mobile dev Wireframe Web Design File sharing Version control Web hosting SurveysTuesday, January 15, 13
  17. 17. DemosTuesday, January 15, 13
  18. 18. Everyone Hacks January 18th - 20th, 2013 San Francisco, CATuesday, January 15, 13
  19. 19. Sponsored by HP PG&E Tropo Next Space No Starch Press Girl Develop It SendGrid TNWTuesday, January 15, 13
  20. 20. Prize Best use of SendGrid API Sphero robotic balls and 6months of SendGrid Silver planTuesday, January 15, 13
  21. 21. QnA + Tool Installs Still have questions? email adria.richards@sendgrid.com Twitter @adriarichardsTuesday, January 15, 13

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