A Great List of Hackathon Resources

The day is almost here! The 2017 Open Data Challenge Hackathon has arrived! As promised, we’ve pooled together ideas from all our #dataNinjas and come up with a list of our favorite hackathon resources. Whether you’re a seasoned hackathon coder, or this is your very first time, we guarantee you’ll be able to find something helpful here. We’ve broken up the links into segments to make everything easy to find.

Onboarding for the 2017 Open Data Challenge

  • Open License Example
  • Register for Slack - Everyone on your team should register here for quick, easy communcation. Make a channel specifically for your team. We can help if you don’t know how.
  • Complete this Form - This will help us keep track of everyone here and quickly communicate with teams
  • Judging Rubric - Consult back to this rubric as you’re building your plan! There’s one in your participant folder as well.
  • Presentation Template - Make sure you talk about all of the things here. This template is also at the correct size for the presentation (16x9).

Data Resources

Dataset Catalogs

Both Food Bank and Network Delaware

Network Delaware

Work Training and Re-Training Programs

Google Calendar Events for Work Training/ReTraining Programs in Delaware

Food Bank

My First Hackathon (or My 100th)

Technical Help!

Starting a Server on Heroku Using Node.js

There are thousands more amazing resources out there that will help make your hackathon experience awesome. But truthfully, what you really need is an open mind, an eagerness to learn, and volunteer spirit. We are very much looking forward to seeing all the projects that grow over the next few days. Good luck!

Not familiar with the hackathon, who can compete, or what’s in it for the winners? Check out the Open Data Challenge website for the full details and follow here for registration rules and award details! Can’t wait to see everyone there! There’s a place for everyone at the big event: coders, designers, concerned citizens, and anyone interested in helping our local Delaware community grow!

Written on June 1, 2017 by Aiyani Martin