How to prepare for and survive a hackathon
Hackathons are exciting, yet daunting; challenging, yet fun. They’re an environment where like-minded people come together to creatively solve problems while meeting new people and learning new tricks.
Whether it’s your first or tenth hackathon, there are a few things you can do to make sure you’re prepared and that you don’t waste valuable coding time.
Hackathons can last anything from eight to 52 hours. Be sure to get enough sleep the night before. On the day of the event, schedule frequent breaks, pack snacks and stay hydrated. But most importantly, accept the experience for what it is – an experience. You’ll learn a lot, you’ll have fun, you’ll meet new people, you’ll be challenged, and best of all, you’ll create something out of nothing. And you’ll want to do it all over again.
Intel and the iHub host regular hackathons through the Student Partner Programme around East Africa. Why not start preparing for the next one? Start coding on Intel today and get the upper hand.
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