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Retrospective of an hackathon

Yesterday I found some notes written the past year about a personal retrospective after the participation to my first remote hackathon.

I want to share with you some hints I learned:

  • There are a lot of tools to organize and manage the work of a remote team without too much pains.
    Well, but I think everybody learned it in these strange time.

  • Use every library, framework or everything else you know to prototype the result in a quick way. In this context: "the idea is better than the solidity of the solution".

  • Invest some time implementing a base build and deploy workflow will have great ROI in the last part of event.

  • Invest more time into the initial brainstorming and then plan some global checkpoints to fix the idea.

  • Do few quick video chat and maintain an active textual chat to align in real time the team about the progress of single tasks.

  • Simplify, simplify and simplify.

  • Be available and pro-active.

  • Work to unblock the work of other members of the team.

Italian 🇮🇹 speakers can found the article here

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