Pick Something

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January 18, 2013

Pick Something

My talk at Everybody Hacks on how to pick something to actually complete at a hackathon.

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Liz Howard

January 18, 2013
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  1. Pick Something: How to choose what to do in 2

    days Thursday, January 17, 13
  2. What are we doing? Thursday, January 17, 13

  3. Something BIG! Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luisrubio/189574813/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Thursday, January 17, 13

  4. No. Thursday, January 17, 13

  5. Something Small! But with a big impact! Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ringai/3975402556/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Thursday,

    January 17, 13
  6. Brainstorm what you want Thursday, January 17, 13

  7. Brainstorm what you want Pick ONE great idea Thursday, January

    17, 13
  8. Brainstorm what you want Pick ONE great idea Pick ONE

    feature Thursday, January 17, 13
  9. Brainstorm what you want Pick ONE great idea Pick ONE

    feature Implement that ONLY! Thursday, January 17, 13
  10. Fake the rest. Thursday, January 17, 13

  11. Don’t • Reinvent the wheel • Be an architecture astronaut

    • Forget that you’re at a Hackathon - operative word HACK! Thursday, January 17, 13
  12. Do: • Use libraries (ALL THE LIBRARIES) • Use APIs

    • Use screenshots and mockups to explain other parts of your app (that you didn’t do) Thursday, January 17, 13
  13. 5 Quick Tips Thursday, January 17, 13

  14. Involve a Developer 1. Thursday, January 17, 13

  15. Smaller than a Minimum Viable Product 2. Thursday, January 17,

    13
  16. This Isn’t Production 3. Thursday, January 17, 13

  17. Focus on what you did (not what you didn’t do)

    4. Thursday, January 17, 13
  18. All it has to do is fly once 5. Thursday,

    January 17, 13
  19. Have Fun! 6. (I lied) Thursday, January 17, 13