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Hacking the Hackathon - ICHACK '13

Hacking the Hackathon - ICHACK '13

A short presentation I gave just before the launch of Imperial's student hackathon

Peter Hamilton

February 08, 2013
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  1. HACKING THE HACKATHON @peterejhamilton www.inspiredpixel.net Tips and tricks for ICHack

    ’13
  2. None
  3. DIVIDE AND CONQUER

  4. AVOID THIS SCENARIO

  5. PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE

  6. CHOOSING A PROJECT •Solve a problem •Low-level harder to demo

    •Play to your strengths •Try something new?
  7. GETTING STARTED

  8. AVOID THIS

  9. ITERATE FAST & OFTEN •Build something •Show your team •Show

    your friends •Show your mum •Improve it •Repeat
  10. IT’S A HACK, NOT COURSEWORK •Do one thing well •Hack

    it till it works •I’m not marking your code...
  11. BUT...

  12. SLEEP SEMI-COLONS •Spot the signs •Show someone else! •Power-naps vs

    Coffee/Redbull •Eat constantly
  13. MY TECHNIQUE... Google Interactivism Hackathon - 2012

  14. DEMO DAY! •Leave at least 1 hour for prep •Run

    through at least once •Tangible Demo > Tech Talk •Watch the other demos!
  15. TO AVOID THIS

  16. None
  17. GO HACK!