Run a Learning Hackathon in Less than a Day!

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DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo - October 26, 2017

Darren Nerland

Sr. Learning Strategist
Knowplicity

Some of the most forward-leaning companies have embraced hackathons to promote innovation. A hackathon is an event where, within a finite amount of time, creatives get together in small teams to design, build, and demo a new product or feature. But how do you get people involved? How do you run a hackathon if you have never done it before? What if you don’t have 24 to 48 hours to run one?

Whether you’re a veteran or you’re trying it out for the first time, this session will provide you with guidance, an outline, and tips for a successful and fun hackathon. Hackathons are a great place to network, so be prepared to share your interests, skills, and hackathon goals with your peers. This is not brainstorming—this is about creating solutions that have action plans and outcomes!

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to plan your own hackathon event for your organization or a team
  • How to use templates for consistent and action-oriented outcomes
  • How to get subject matter experts, peers, and others in your organization to help generate new ideas
  • How to create something amazing through the hackathon process

Audience:
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Apps including Wunderlist and Moodboard.

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