Attracting non-STEM Majors to Hackathons

Attracting non-STEM Majors to Hackathons

Attracting a more diverse skillset directly improves the quality of the hacks created at your event, offering new perspectives and initiatives. However, diversifying the degree pool of the attendants of a hackathon is one of the most difficult challenges organizers face. This talk focuses on framing workshops and activities in such a way that includes more majors and disciplines in the hacking process than the default computer science and software engineering candidates. By holding a few workshops and talks leading up to your event, you can improve attendance numbers and attendant diversity.



August 24, 2019