recruit team 6 months Recruit Sponsors, monthly meetings 3 months Weekly meetings, working groups, event marketing 2 months Order prizes, shirts, other swag, finalize sponsors 1 month Finalize food, cut off registration 2 weeks Dry run of event components 1 week Swag assembly, list of contacts 1 day Get some sleep!
Ramping up to the event: weekly meetings – Day-of: all the moving parts • Lessons – Invest in Communication – Delegate and Trust (allow failure) – Keep team motivated Tools that worked Tools that didn’t work
extended period of time and just work on a project allowed me to accomplish more in 24 hours than I have since the start of the school year and it made me feel like I actually did something useful for once.” “Having an environment where I’m surrounded by people just like me – I felt much more motivated to learn.” “I came in with no computer, no team and no ideas – all of those things were eventually taken care of and I left with a working Android app. What more could I ask for?!”