Hackathons are becoming increasingly important and valuable to companies, corporations, and communities. Hackathons teach new skills, strengthen developer communities, and push the limits of new technologies to create new value. They can be fun, energetic and highly productive since everyone is collaborating on a common goal and purpose.
With the current COVID-crisis, this common goal is more clear than ever. So if you ever wondered how you can help fight the current crisis, now is your chance.
Check out some of the current and upcoming hackathons in April:
- the Twilio Hackathon here on DEV
- Hack the crisis, with several initiatives in other countries, e.g. Hack the Crisis NL
- The Global Hack, with support from the EU Commission - April 9-12
- MetaCartel's Dragon Quest - April 1st to 30th
- Mozilla's Fix-The-Internet MVP Lab - starts April 6th
- ETHTurin, A Virtual Hackathon on Ethereum - April 24-26
Or check out Devpost for more..
I recently published a blog post on how to prepare for a hackathon. While this was aimed at blockchain hackathons, the tips are common to any hackathon.
- Set your own goals for the hackathon
- Connect with the community
- Don't be afraid to ask for help
- Pick something that interests you
- And ultimately... Make sure to have fun!