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Come Hack With Us: A Hardware Hackathon at GHC

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workshop on organizing hackathons, with a built-in mini hackathon -- held at 2015 Grace Hopper Conference

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Come Hack With Us: A Hardware Hackathon at GHC

  1. 1. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @banane Come Hack With Us: A Hardware Hackathon at GHC! Stacie Hibino @staciehibino #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @banane 2015 Friday, Oct 16, 2015 2:30 - 3:30 pm Anna Billstrom @banane Anna and Stacie
  2. 2. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeHouse Rules ▪ Hardware is for hackathon participants only ▪ If you leave early, you must leave any hardware / materials behind − Neighborhood watch enforcement :-) ▪ Don’t be afraid to ask for help ▪ Be helpful to others ▪ Have fun!
  3. 3. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeHackathon Agenda ▪ Welcome and Training ▪ Brainstorming and Pitches ▪ Team Formation and Idea Refinement ▪ Build Time ▪ Demo Time ▪ Voting and Prize Time
  4. 4. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeHardware Packets copper tape 3 Chibitronics white LED stickers 3mm LED’s 3V button battery binder clip
  5. 5. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeSimple Circuit: Chibitronics 2+ minute tutorial by Jie Qi, Chibitronics inventor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpAvCYFR_zM
  6. 6. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeMore on Basic Circuits Chibitronics Circuits -- http://chibitronics.com/education/ Tips to Remember: + side is bigger or longer Connect + to + … and connect - to – Do not cross a + line with a – line! - + + -
  7. 7. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeReveal (Switches & Layers)
  8. 8. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeAnimate (Additional Circuits)
  9. 9. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @banane3D: Adding Dimension (Shapes)
  10. 10. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeMove / Twirl (Mechanics) Light-Up Paper Helicopter Tutorial: http://chibitronics.com/light-up-paper-helicopter/
  11. 11. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeSense (Hardware / Physical)
  12. 12. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeHackathon Agenda ▪ Welcome and Training ▪ Brainstorming and Pitches (5 min) ▪ Team Formation and Idea Refinement (5 min) ▪ Build Time (20 min) ▪ Demo Time (5 min) ▪ Voting and Prize Time (5 min)
  13. 13. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeBrainstorming What to Make ▪ In general: − there are no “bad” ideas − riff off of each other − wild and crazy can lead to cool and innovative ▪ Ideate to win – what makes a winning idea: − Clever / surprising / delightful prototype − Challenging solution (not just anyone can implement) – don’t just “play it safe”
  14. 14. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananePitching Your Idea ▪ Good Pitches are: − brief and to the point − can include requests for help
  15. 15. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeForm Teams & Refine Ideas ▪ Teams − Work with 1-3 other people − Consider working with people you don’t know ▪ Idea refinement − Articulate exactly what you will build and make sure team agrees − Decide who is doing what
  16. 16. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeBuild It! (20 min) ▪ Working demos rock! ▪ Think about separating prototyping into: − Core idea: have to have − Extras: nice to have ▪ Just do it!
  17. 17. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeDemo Time! ▪ Briefly describe what you are going to show ▪ Show it ▪ If time, mention: − What was challenging − What you learned Good demos: ▪ Are fun / interesting / useful ▪ Work! #GHC15 #HackWithUs Post pics / video clips! Stacie and Anna demo SocialPong (Best Social Game iOSDevCamp 2010)
  18. 18. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeVoting & Prizes ▪ Typical decision-making: − panel of judges or community voting ▪ Great prizes are: − relevant and fun Stacie and Anna win “Sacrifice to the Demo Gods” award at iOSDevCamp 2012 for Chicken Dance app
  19. 19. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeSummary Hackathon Key Components: ▪ Welcome and Training ▪ Brainstorming and Pitches ▪ Team Formation and Idea Refinement ▪ Build Time ▪ Demo Time ▪ Voting and Prize Time
  20. 20. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeWhat is a hackathon? ▪ What: − short and intense developer competition − fun, energetic, inspirational event − build something real for a given challenge ▪ Goal: − quickly take an idea from brainstorming to working prototype (e.g., in a day or weekend) ▪ Who: − developers, UX designers, project managers, etc.
  21. 21. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeWhy participate in a hackathon? ▪ contribute to a good cause ▪ learn something new ▪ have time to build “that thing you’ve been thinking about” ▪ meet new people ▪ it’s fun! Stacie and Anna creating Chicken Dance app at iOSDevCamp 2012
  22. 22. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeWhy organize a hackathon? ▪ Internal hackathons: − great for team-building and new ideas − engage both designers and engineers ▪ External hackathons: − increase your developer base / intro new API − build community around your product − get new ideas / examples ▪ Coding for Good: − accelerate solutions for big needs − engage new volunteers into your community
  23. 23. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @banane Participants are what make a hackathon great. Thank You! @staciehibino @banane
  24. 24. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeTHANKS to our Sponsor! Chibitronics http://chibitronics.com/ @chibitronics
  25. 25. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeGot Feedback? Rate and review the session on our mobile app Download at http://ddut.ch/ghc15 or search GHC 2015 in the app store
  26. 26. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @banane Resources
  27. 27. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeHackathon References Brugh, Willow (Feb 2013). “Organizing Hackathons.” Prezi presentation. https://prezi.com/ndirux2wvzd-/organizing-hackathons/ “Hackathon” Wikipedia defintion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon The Hack Day Manifesto. http://hackdaymanifesto.com Hackathon 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h_uiGpg35Q Hackathon FAQ: The rhetoric and rebuttal of hackathons. http://hackathonfaq.com Hackathon IO – Organize & Discover Hackathons. http://hackathon.io Hackathons. http://wiki.gwob.org/Hackathons Leckart, Steven (February 2012). “The Hackathon Is On: Pitching and Programming the Next Killer App,” Wired, February 2012. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/02/ff_hackathons/all/1 Matias, J. Nathan (June 2014). “Media-Making Strategies to Support Community and Learning at Hackathons.” MIT Center for Civic Media. June 30, 2014. http://civic.mit.edu/blog/natematias/media-making-strategies-to-support-community-and- learning-at-hackathons
  28. 28. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @banane Chibitronics – Crafting with Electronics. http://chibitronics.com/ littleBits DIY electronics for prototyping & learning. http://littlebits.cc/ Bare Conductive -- conductive ink http://www.bareconductive.com/ Make: Paper Inventions: Machines that Move, Drawings that Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll: http://www.amazon.com/Make-Inventions- Wearables-Structures-Technology/dp/1457187523/ Introductory Kits / Reading
  29. 29. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeHardware Parts In addition to companies listed on previous slide, hardware parts and tutorials can also be found at: Adafruit -- http://www.adafruit.com/ Sparkfun -- https://www.sparkfun.com/ Evil Mad Scientist -- http://www.evilmadscientist.com/ MakerShed -- http://www.makershed.com/
  30. 30. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeOther fun projects / parts ▪ BristleBot  motion ▪ Bare Conductive Touch Board  sound
  31. 31. 2015 #GHC15 #HackWithUs @staciehibino @bananeOther Logistics ▪ Sponsors can help reduce costs − Reach out directly or use Twitter to seek help − Can also help with prizes ▪ Venue − Must haves: good WiFi, power for laptops, tables to work on, large space for full group gathering − Nice-to-haves: white boards, break-out rooms ▪ Food is an important aspect of the hackathon! − Junk food may be expected − But consider offering healthy options too − And our advice: no hot dogs! ▪Publicizing the event: − Use social networks and − Prizes, speakers / judges, topics can all help encourage attendance

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