Welcome to Guide for Corporate Hackathon!
International organizations as well as VC backed startups partner with Weekend Ventures to organize 24hrs to 48hrs hackathon on various problem statements to real world problems, themes or APIs with motivation of connecting to developers & creating developer community or getting a solutions on challenges for their products & strategy.
What is Hackathon?
A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. 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 to solve a real life problem!
Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API (Application Programming Interface), or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.
Whether developers are building a website, mobile app, or even hardware hack, the goal is to start from scratch and end with a working prototype. Generally, these events last from 24-48 hours and are filled with food, caffeine, prizes, and, you guessed it, more caffeine. After time runs out, teams demo what they’ve built and compete for prizes. To sum it up, at a hackathon, people come together and use technology to transform ideas into reality.
As a corporate, why you should do a hackathon?
Hackathons are the quickest to create a community of developers, marketers & founders to create products or simple get idea flowing outside the typical constrained box. Yet, the motivation for hackathon is different for different organizations.
Fortune 500 companies are using hackathons to reap meatier ROI that includes talent retention, product roadmap, and prototyping. It’s more than just a sleepover, it’s an initiative for ‘change’.
By organizing hackathon, a company get access to large number of developers at once. The participating developers are the ones who has hand on experience on building prototype from the zero-ground. Companies can easily end up hiring many developers at a price that is extremely lower than other recruitment options.
You can decide theme for your hackathon which is focused on your product. With the strong community of hackers during the event, you can learn more ideas evolving around your product. If you are looking to create an ecosystem for your product by identify more ideas, hackathon is going to be the quickest & most relevant way as large number of hackers are motivated to think along your product.
Besides the ideation & recreation, the new ideas will come into prototype-shape during during the hackathon; that provides you with a better picture of feasibility & viability of ideas without investing any more resources or man hours of your company. Getting 40-50 prototypes during the course of 24hrs-48hrs, is the the best ROI if your companies is investing resources & time in hackathons.
We can host your hackathon across major cities in India.
Weekend Ventures can help you to host your first hackathon. From drafting problem statement/ theme to creating repository of all projects post hackathon, we will make sure you have the best ROI for your investment.Partners that trusted us with their hackathons
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