Going to hacks forces you to develop something awesome and show it off at the end. If you get distracted and make something that sucks, you pretty much embarrass yourself in front of all the other 1337 developers, so when you do these hacks you have to make sure that doesn’t happen.
In this session I will be sharing all of my experiences of attending hacks and jams around the UK and Europe. Most of my hacks are gaming focussed and I will discuss what, why and how I built each hackathon with live demos and what I learnt from that Hack. I will also discuss the good and bad points of the hacks and how I powered through them with tips, tricks and best practices when developing in time constraints.
Some of the hackathons I will discuss include Digital Sizzle 6, ExplayUK Game Jam, Digital Shoreditch Scareathon, Angel Hack, Rewired State: Parliament Hack, Kings of Code: Hack Battle and Code Club Raspberry Pi Hack.
Questions answered :
Why do Hackathons
What you can learn from Hackathons
Who can be involved in Hackathons
Why does Hackathons benefit companies
How to approach a Hackathon
Tips on Surviving a Hackathon