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Deconstructing Hackathons

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April 21, 2016

Deconstructing Hackathons

This is a talk I gave about hackathons at IgniteStem in 2016. The goal is to help educators understand the student hacker movement and bring hackathons to their students.

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Swift

April 21, 2016
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  1. hackathons. DECONSTRUCTING by @SwiftAlphaOne

  2. Hackathons.

  3. Learn today? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO

  4. hacker UNDERSTAND THE movement. OBJECTIVE #1

  5. your Students. BRING HACKATHONS TO OBJECTIVE #2

  6. I’m Swift. I tweet as @SwiftAlphaOne I email from swift@mlh.io

  7. 01. What are Hackathons? 03. Bringing Hackathons to You. 02.

    Why do Hackathons Matter? 04. Next Steps TABLE OF CONTENTS »
  8. HACKING on Tv? HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM

  9. hackathons? WHAT ARE

  10. Hackathons are weekend-long invention competitions. “ - Swift

  11. all shapes and sizes HACKATHONS COME IN [OBLIGATORY DISCLAIMER]

  12. event flow LET’S LOOK AT A TYPICAL

  13. Participants arrive on Friday afternoon

  14. the event kicks off with opening ceremonies

  15. Teams form organically and brainstorm ideas

  16. They spend the weekend bringing their idea to life

  17. and take breaks for fun, food, and sleep

  18. Teams demo creations science fair style On Sunday

  19. The top teams present On stage

  20. Winners are selected and prizes awarded

  21. MAJOR LEAGUE HACKING? WHAT IS

  22. The OFFICIAL STUDENT HACKATHON LEAGUE.

  23. Major League Hacking’s (MLH) mission is to empower hackers. “

    That’s why we became a Certified B Corporation in 2016.
  24. 93 HACK DAYS

  25. 142 WEEKEND LONG HACKATHONS

  26. 142 WEEKEND LONG HACKATHONS

  27. 51,201 HACKERS EMPOWERED

  28. Major League Hacking (MLH) works with administrators, faculty, & students

    to help bring the hackathon experience to High Schools and Universities World-wide. “
  29. hackers MAKE? WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO

  30. express themselves HACKERS LOVE TO

  31. MEET STEF.

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  34. clever solutions HACKERS LOVE TO FIND

  35. MEET SHARIQ, GURPREET, VICTOR, & HARMAN.

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  38. enhance HACKERS LOVE TO THEIR WORLD

  39. MEET MATT.

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  41. solve problems HACKERS LOVE TO

  42. MEET STEFAN, JUSTICE, SHREYAS, & ROHITH.

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  45. make things. HACKERS LOVE TO

  46. participants? WHO ARE THE

  47. 50% ARE FIRST TIME HACKERS

  48. experience levels HACKERS COME AT ALL

  49. Backgrounds. HACKERS COME IN ALL

  50. Skillsets. HACKERS HAVE MANY DIFFERENT

  51. be a hacker! ANYONE CAN

  52. 01. What are Hackathons? 03. Bringing Hackathons to You. 02.

    Why do Hackathons Matter? 04. Next Steps TABLE OF CONTENTS »
  53. about stem. HACKATHONS EXCITED PEOPLE

  54. MEET SWIFT.

  55. Become a lawyer BEFORE MY FIRST HACKATHON I WANTED TO

  56. This is me at my 1st hackathon in 2010.

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  59. CHANGE LIvES. HACKATHONS

  60. MEET AN.

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  62. I WROTE A POST HIGHLIGHTING THE AWESOME THINGS RUTGERS HACKERS

    WERE BUILDING.
  63. exploding. HACKATHONS ARE

  64. 0 50 100 150 200 250 2013 2014 2015 2016

    North America Europe HACKATHON GROWTH BY YEAR
  65. 25x # OF EVENTS FROM 2013

  66. 65,000 STUDENTS WILL ATTEND MLH EVENTS IN 2016

  67. every weekend THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO ATTEND HACKATHONS

  68. 9% HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS

  69. 21% HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  70. practical skills. HACKATHONS TEACH

  71. I learned more at hackathons than I did in all

    my Computer Science classes. “
  72. 89% GAIN SKILLS AT HACKATHONS THAT THEY AREN’T IN CLASS

  73. PROJECTS EMPLOYERS WANT TO SEE

  74. innovation. HACKATHONS SPAWN

  75. WHAT DO THESE COMPANIES HAVE IN COMMON?

  76. opportunities. HACKATHONS CREATE

  77. MEET SHARIQ.

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  80. 01. What are Hackathons? 03. Bringing Hackathons to You. 02.

    Why do Hackathons Matter? 04. Next Steps TABLE OF CONTENTS »
  81. hackathons? WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM

  82. project based learning INCORPORATE

  83. learning communities FOSTER

  84. mentorship & feedback ACCESS TO

  85. hands on experiences PRIORITIZE

  86. creative process. CELEBRATE THE

  87. 01. What are Hackathons? 03. Bringing Hackathons to You. 02.

    Why do Hackathons Matter? 04. Next Steps TABLE OF CONTENTS »
  88. None
  89. http://guide.mlh.io READ THE GUIDE

  90. Happy Hacking! I tweet from @SwiftAlphaOne I email from swift@mlh.io