Crafting a Hackathon Project for Success

Posted on January 28, 2019 by

This article is intended to help organizations be successful in a social-good hackathon. Its a mix of experience and vision, and, by no means intended to be a hard-and-fast rule. Using these guidelines will help you be more successful.

Types of organizations that are a good fit

What makes up a good project

What projects don’t work well

Some examples of projects that worked well

What can be done to ensure sustainability

Organizations can follow some of these ideas to help project continuation after the hackathon.

A few key concepts would be:

Organizers can also put effort into building the infrastructure (technical and otherwise) that will support the projects as they go from hackathon weekend to further development: