We make large cause-hackathons happen.
Hackathons help fuel our nonprofit mission – and we’re very good at it. Regardless of whether you endorse ours or we help with yours, few match our veteran experience, expertise, and reputation for planning and producing universally-lauded events.
Have a look at the hackathons we already produce.
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Full hackathon production, from start to finish, across the entire spectrum of strategy, branding, positioning, marketing, planning, outreach, logistics, execution, prizing, event-after-care – literally everything to ensure success.
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We run Tech Socials, Job Fairs, and more. Unpretentious, laid-back, yet delivered to exacting specification, our events are highly compelling and fun. By the close of 2015, HackerNest ran over 250 events in 24 cities and 4 continents.
Business strategy, international events, and hackathon production consultation for organizations that seek advice on building high levels of developer engagement, community involvement, & product/service evangelism.
Successful hackathons – themed, multi-city, hardware, internal innovation, even non-tech “hackathon-style” workshops – inspire everyone. Get in touch for a free initial consultation to see what’s best for you.
Here’s what hackathons are about.
Hackathons are programming marathons designed to rapidly produce working prototypes. Conventional hackathons typically bring developers and technologists together over 24, 36, 48 or more hours to cram and build solutions that they can present.
We’ve pioneered a uniquely executed Science Fair Judging schema in our final demos that have become de facto for our hackathons – they’re the fairest and most effective way to judge large numbers of teams in a relatively short amount of time. Making sure participants are treated well is key.
We’re always looking for ways to break the box. Stay tuned for a way to produce hackathons that balance virtual competition PLUS the vibe of real life cohesion, camaraderie, and the ultimate rush of competing till the finals.
Time limited, team-based runs of ‘build, build, build’ means that teams must strategize and execute before the final bell – so bureaucracy and finesse take a backseat to the most important thing for that weekend – completion.
Specific, themed hackathons center the entire 100-500 person event around a central issue and select problem sets, thus setting polarizing “proving grounds” that are ripe for a multitude of solutions in a VERY short period of time.
Hacks and innovations that come out of hackathons have great potential for commercialization. Ranked winners, category winners and all other teams exercise their potential together. This means opportunity to pivot into paths of entrepreneurship.
Well-run hackathons filled with passionate developers are a blank canvas for changing the status quo.
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